By Andrew Irumba
The former district police commander for Buyende Muhammed Kirumira on Thursday interrupted a press briefing by the Uganda Human Rights Commission to complain about the delay in investigating his mistreatment in the police force.
Kirumira,who was clad in designer suite and glasses said he was tortured and falsely charged for crimes he did not commit but HRC kept a deaf ear.
In his response however, the commission’s Chairman Dr.Meddie Kaggwa urged Kirumira and others complainants to formerly write to the commission so they can take action. “The commission doesn’t act on ‘hear say’,you have to formerly write to us and we the investigate” Kaggwa said.
Operatives of the Flying Squad Unit (FSU) on Thursday Feb 2nd swung into action,broke one of the doors of the former Buyende District Police Commander (DPC) ASP Kiruma’s house in Bulenga, Wakiso District before arresting him. Kirumira had locked himself inside the house in an attempt to evade arrest.
Kirumira was later arraigned before police tribunal at Police Headquarters in Naguru and charged with torture, extortion, corruption, bribery, unlawful arrests and excessive use of authority. He denied all of them.