The four police officers are facing charges of torture and inflicting grievous harm on Kamwenge mayor Byamukama.
By Alice Namutebi
Kamwenge mayor Geofrey Byamukama torture suspects have been released on bail and ordered to keep away from their place of work to avoid interfering with evidence and witnesses until their case is finalised.
The officers D/ASP Patrick Muramira and D/ASP Fred Tumuhairwe have been ordered to deposit sh2m while Habib Roma and Ben Odeke have been ordered to pay sh1m in exchange for their temporary release on bail.
Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Jamson Karemani has also ordered the suspects to leave in court their passports or National IDs and to produce documents from the in-charge of the barracks they allege to stay at or from the chairpersons of their residence.
The four police officers are facing charges of torture and inflicting grievous harm on Kamwenge mayor Byamukama they suspect of being behind the murder of police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi.
Prosecution states that on the April 5, 2017 at the Ministry of Lands in the office of commissioner William Turyomurugyendo within Kampala, the four forced Byamukama into their car and beat him with batons and iron bars on his knees and ankles.
Later pictures of a severely bruised Byabakama leaked online while at Nakasero Hospital being treated of the wounds he reportedly sustained from the alleged torture.