By Emmanuel Luganda
KAMPALA - Gilbert Arinaitwe Bwana, a senior police officer who infamously tortured former FDC president Kizza Besigye during a violent arrest, has split with his wife in a flurry of counter accusations of adultery.
Arinaitwe has been married for three years to Beatrice Florence Nagawa, a lawyer by profession.
The marriage was dissolved Friday following a divorce suit that was filed by Nagawa late last year over accusations of adultery.
In the ruling that was delivered by Emmy Geoffrey Sayekwo, a Grade One senior principal magistrate at Mwanga II Court, Arinaitwe was denied custody of their two children because they are still young and need the attention of their mother.
"Considering the age of the said children, the applicant [Nagawa] is the fit and proper person to maintain the children," Sayekwo ruled.
He added that, to avoid breaking family ties, Arinaitwe will have the children for only one week during every school holiday and will be paying a monthly upkeep of sh200, 000.
"You will stay with your children in the last week of the holidays so that you can do shopping for their school requirements," Sayekwo said.
Arinaitwe made headlines in international media on April 28, 2011 when, during Besigye's arrest, he smashed the back window of the opposition leader's four-wheel-drive vehicle with the butt of a pistol and sprayed pepper gas in his face.
He then dragged the immobilised politician out of the car, all in front of local and international media.
Besigye was to later be flown to Nairobi for medical treatment.
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Besigye tormentor Arinaitwe spilts with wife