DPP warns CMI over brutal arrest

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CMI officer torture a suspect in Kampala on Friday.

By Our Reporter

KAMPALA. Director of Public Prosecution has warned Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) of brutal arrest of suspects saying it jeopardize prosecution.

“Brutal arrest of suspects is not only illegal but also may fail cases. Evidence collected while torturing a suspect is not recognized in court. Such evidence will be thrown out,” said Mr Mike Chibita told journalists Sunday October 21, 2018.

He joined human rights activists to condemn the brutal manner in which plain armed CMI officers arrested a man Kampala on Thursday.

The Director Interpol and International Relations in the Uganda Police Force Fred Yiga has also condemns the actions of the officers who were captured on camera brutally arresting a man around Christ the King Church in Kampala.

Yiga said “Whereas the incident is outside his docket, the general principle under the current Police led by Okoth Ochola is respect for the dignity of suspects.”

The man who has been identified as Yunusi Kawooya was brutally beaten using guns and dragged into an empty commuter taxi registration number UAF 325 S which sped off towards Jinja road from near Christ the King Church.

The incident was captured on video taken by a mobile phone and circulated to social media platforms

The Executive Director Uganda Women`s Network Rita Aciro said that such incidents are in total violation of the rights of suspects.

The officers were on Friday charged before the Court Martial but the whereabouts of the victim is yet to be made public.

 

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