The former ADF rebel leader has been held at Nalufenya Police Station for close to a year and half
Police have denied the allegations made by former Allied Defense Force (ADF) rebel leader Jamil Mukulu while he was appearing before the Chief Magistrates Court in Jinja on Tuesday.
Before being remanded to Luzira Prison, the former ADF rebel leader who has been held at Nalufenya Police Station for close to a year and half told the magistrate that he was tortured, forced to drink waragi (potent alcohol) and was also fed on pork.
In a statement issued by the Police public relations officer Andrew Felix Kaweesi, the allegations were refuted as not true. It said the detention facilities are manned by senior police officers who have dealt with suspects of different religions.
"The Uganda Police Force would like to categorically clarify that none of these allegations are true. For a start, Mukulu was legally detained at Nalufenya, a station with appropriate detention facilities that is supervised by professional senior Police officers who have handled several suspects from different religious backgrounds, including Muslims, with ultimate respect," Kaweesi stated.
Kaweesi also stated that Mukulu a Muslim, has used the outrageous allegations which were published by some media organizations to incite Muslims and also paint a bad image of Police.
"It appears that Mukulu, a Muslim by faith, was using these baseless allegations to incite Muslims and to tarnish the image of the Uganda Police Force" Kaweesi stated.
Kaweesi concluded by stating that Police remains committed to respecting suspects’ human rights under police custody.