Eights students of Nkumba University are in
trouble for allegedly assaulting an officer attached to the Special Forces
The students were picked up by Entebbe police on Monday morning. Some
of the suspects are Duncan Kasozi, Riichard Mubiru, Steven Kiwanuka,
Isma Mboodo and Rauben Kato
They are said to have assaulted Owen Kusiima on
Sunday when he entered a student’s hall while drank. Kusiima is said to have
stormed the hostel around 3am demanding for unidentified girl.
He switched off the lights prompting
students to ask why the power was off.
“They later realized
there was one person who was forcing his way into room number 27 and
they made an alarm. Some decided to start beating him up until he fled,”
Sophie Nantumbwe, one of the students said.
Parents of the affected students stormed the office of
Entebbe Resident District Commissioner demanding the release of the students.
parents led by Charles Kasozi from Nsaggu Village in Wakiso, says police
declined to release the students and asked them to vacate its premises.
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Cue out: … babagamba balekere awo.”//
They also claimed that their children are being tortured in
the Police cells, a claim, the Entebbe Divisional Police Commander, Baker
Kawonawo says the students will be arraigned in
court for assault once investigations are complete.