The Inspected General of police – IGP Martins Okoth Ochola has instructed Professional Standards Unit to open investigations into the alleged beating and torture of Buvuma district woman MP Susan Nakaziba Mugabi. The revelation was made by Police spokesperson Fred Enanga.
The MP was over the weekend assaulted by the police and military as they blocked her belated Women’s Day celebrations in Buvuma.These, including the woman MP sustained several injuries and were admitted to hospital, prompting NUP president, Robert Kyagulanyi to condemn security over the manner the group was handled.
While addressing journalists on Monday, police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said the Inspector General of Police had taken note of the concerns against their officers.
“During the enforcement of that unlawful assembly, there are disturbing images that went viral that captured some of our officers using excessive force during the arrest of some of the suspects. The Inspector General of Police has instructed the Professional Standards Unit to open an investigation into the alleged beating and torture of the Buvuma Woman MP and some of her supporters,”Enanga said.
11 senior police commanders in the district including the acting Regional Police Commander, Superintendent of Police, Jamal Kanyesigye , the DPC, Superintendent of Police Michael Bagoole and other commanders below them according to the spokesperson have been suspended from their duties and asked to report to the Professional Standards Unit headquarters for further investigation.
The police spokesperson however accused the Buvuma Woman MP for defying security guidelines when she went ahead to hold the belated women’s day celebration.