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Police Officers Accused of Damaging Wakiso Farmer’s Eye

A Sugarcane farmer in Lubowa, Wakiso district has dragged Kirimanyaga Police officers to the police Professional Standards Unit (PSU), accusing them of torturing him to the extent of damaging his right eye as they arrested him last week.

Doctors at Mengo Hospital where Wilson Tibesigwa is admitted recommended removal of his eye.

Tibesigwa who appeared to be in great pain revealed that on Friday last week, he was attacked by six people who included Police officer.

He says they found him in his garden and started beating him until he lost consciousness.

“One person approached me from the front while others including the police officer hand cuffed and beat me. I tried to reason with them but they said they were not ready to listen to a murderer,” he said.

He says he was dragged to the police post and beaten again by officers and the civilian accusing him of trying to kill him.

“Later I was thrown in the cells without any first aid yet I had a swollen eye. I want all people who damaged my eye to be brought to justice.”

Richard Bahati, a relative to Tibseigwa who picked him from the Police claims that as he tried to secure him a police bond, some officers asked him for bribes which he admits he paid to free him.

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“On Sunday we took him to Zana Clinic, Kibuli Hospital where he was given some relief tablets before heading to PSU where we were advised to refer the patient to Mengo for medical assistance”

At PSU they opened up a file Reference number KMP/GEF/700/2017 with a case of Torture and Corruption against the Police officers involved whose names have not been revealed.

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