KAMPALA – The family of Mr John Ddamulira, a trader at Kisekka Market have cried out for help over his unlawful detention for more than 48 hours.
Mr Damulira and several suspects who were arrested for allegedly participating in last week’s protests accused security agencies of torturing them while in detention.
Members of the group, some of whom were later released, claimed they were beaten and their belongings taken by security operatives.
One of the victims said he had gone to buy goods in the city centre when security agents raided a shop owned by Mr John Ddamulira and were whisked away on Saturday, by unknown security operatives in a Van.
Mr Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, speaking to the Daily Monitor newspaper on Monday, November 23, said that Mr Ddamulira was arrested and several others on allegations of participating in the protests around Kampala Metropolitan area.
He, however, denied torturing the suspects.
“We did not torture any person. As an institution, torture is prohibited as a form of interrogation,” Mr Onyango is quoted as saying in the Daily Monitor.