The operatives involved in the brutal arrest arraigned before the General Court Martial Saturday, Oct 20 (PML Daily PHOTO)
Gun-wielding security operatives brutally arrest a one, Yusuf Kawooya, in one of the most disturbing public arrests and later threw him in a passenger Taxi (PML Daily PHOTO)
Lt Col. Akiiki further apologized to the public for impunity unleashed on Kawooya.
“This is to regret this unfortunate incident and to assure the public that such conduct is unacceptable and anyone who breaks the law will be held to account,” he said.
They were charged with brutal arrest and torture of Kawooya.
This was after intense pressure mounted on the army after as human Rights lawyers and political activists threatened to take legal actions against the state and army leadership.
Military officers on the General Court Martial read out charges to the incarcerated gun-wielding operatives (Photo by UPDF)
The public on Friday tasked security chiefs including Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martins Okoth Ochola and CDF Gen David Muhoozi to hunt, identify and punish Kawooya tormentors.
Lawyer Nicholas Opiyo on Twitter posted he had identified the men and they belong to Police Flying Squad.
“The individuals involved in this video are from Room 75 CPS [Central Police Station] Kampala. They work with the Uganda Police Flying Squad,” twitted Opiyo.
Opio added that “We have positively identified two of them. We are verifying their details and as soon as we do, we will not only make it public but also commence processes to have them prosecuted.”