KAMPALA — Musician and opposition leader Bobi Wine says there’s a need to investigate the kind of training given to security forces including the LDUs following massive torture concerns in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
Bobi Wine real name Robert Kuagulanyi, the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament and People Power leader in a social media post condemned the alleged acts of torture unleashed on a group of women at Elegu border post by security forces particularly Police, and LDUs.
“One needs to investigate what goes on in places where these people are trained. Are they trained to find pleasure in seeing others suffer?’ Bobi Wine wrote, claiming that both police and LDU are using the Coronavirus crisis to satisfy their hunger for violence.
The women were on Friday, April 3 rounded up in a lodge owned by the chairperson of the Cross Border Traders Cooperative, Auma Margaret.
According to Auma, Police, and LDUs in Elegu allegedly pulled out women and some men from their homes, beat, and forced them to roll in the mud after asking them to put off their clothes. Some were allegedly asked to rub the mud in their private parts as the officers, laughed at them.
One of the people who were brutalised by police and military officers at Elegu Border in Amuru District on Thursday, April 2 suffered a fractured arm, police said on Monday April 06.
On Monday, April 6, the police spokesperson Fred Enanga confirmed the attack, adding that one of the male victims identified as Kuma Charles Adigoli suffered significant injuries of a fractured arm and is admitted at the 4th Divisional Hospital at its headquarters in Gulu, while the rest of the victims had obvious injuries.
“They were further subjected to medical examination and will continue receiving the best possible support as we fast track their matter to the courts of law,” Mr Enanga said.
Police and the army have since vowed serious actions against the culprits.