Flying squad arrests 4 over mayor torture

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Ugandan police stand guard outside a popular shopping mall in the capital Kampala

Four people are currently in police hands for the torture of Godfrey Byamukama, the Kamwenge Town Council LC 3 chairperson.

According to Uganda Radio Network [URN], Fred Tumuhirwe, Patrick Muramira, Moses Kasibante and Abdul Ssemuju alias Minaana were arrested by the Joint Police Task Force.

The suspects were picked up on Saturday by a combined team of Flying Squad operatives, CID and Special Operations Unit.

The team had spent the last five days searching for them.

They are currently in custody at Nalufenya police facility in Jinja District.

The suspects, according to URN, work under the Special Operations Unit (SOU), which was formed in 2014 at the peak of the operation against suspected members of the Allied Democratic Front (ADF) rebel group in Eastern Uganda.