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Bobi Wine: Boda boda rider sues police, AG for torture

A boda boda rider has dragged the attorney general and four police officers to the High court for alleged torture.

Kassim Migadde, a boda boda (motorcycle) rider from Nakigalala in Kajjansi in Wakiso district accuses the officers of torturing him on September 20, the day Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, the Kyadondo East member of parliament returned to the country from the US where he had flown for treatment.

The suspects are Samuel Wangogo, Denis Oguma, James Kanyenya and Denis Namugongo. Through his lawyer Pace Advocates, Migadde says that he had gone to fuel his motorbike at Total fuel station in Kajjansi when he was picked up by soldiers for allegedly wearing a red T-shirt resembling those used by People Power activists and handed over to the errant police officers.

Migadde says he was exposed to psychological torture when the officers forced him to remove his shoes, T-shirt and forced to sit on the floor before they started punching him while threatening to dump him in jail. 

According to Migadde, he was admitted at Namulundu medical centre and treated for external and internal injuries at his own expense shortly after being released from Kajjansi police station. 

Migadde says the conduct of slapping, punching and beating him was very humiliating and led to the loss of his dignity. In a sworn affidavit supporting his suit, Migadde, says the torture has affected his operations and led to the loss of income because he still feels pain and is mentally traumautized. 

He wants court to declare the actions of the police officers illegal and degrading, which amounts to abuse of office. He also wants court to issue an injunction restraining the respondents from engaging in future human rights violations. Migadde also wants court to order the respondents to compensate him for general, aggravated, exemplary and punitive damages caused to him.

He howeverndoesn't specify how much money he is seeking for compensation. The High court is yet to fix the matter for hearing. Security agencies have in the recent past days been confiscating red T-shirts and arresting people found wearing them in groups claiming that they are meant for unlawful political demonstrations. 

Recently, police raided the home of Edith Byanyima in search of similar red T-shirts purportedly meant for demonstrations. However, no such material was found save for red table clothes.

Comments

+2 #1 Jama 2018-10-18 19:22
The one who thought to have been invincible has proved how fragile he is.

Its cowards and those who have lost sense of reason, who resort to violence.
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+4 #2 FSLC 2018-10-18 22:48
UGANDA POLICE IS NOT WORKING FOR THE PUBLIC PROTECTION BUT FOR THE STATE WARLORDS.
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+1 #3 Wainanchi 2018-10-19 14:29
Sorry bro.!! Sorry.Wrong T shirt and wrong time.

Br careful next time they can revoke your bike licence and you will be sent back to papa and mama to work in the fields and not to waste tlme and involve in politics which is not for everyone Bobi Dingo knows politics he is foreign spy and they teach him how to lie and cheat and provoke public order.

But hey,wait. He is still waiting to go to the same court to answer treason charges. Mm and judge will order that his balls are cut off so he cannot bullshit any more.Neera neera neera.Long live Mzee Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
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+2 #4 Wainanchi 2018-10-20 06:35
Actually this guy was very lucky indeed!

Once upon time in America, the joke goes,there was curfew and noone was allowed to move after midnight.

That was the time when no citizen is allowed to roam around that place.

Sheriff was everywhere with cocked guns ready to shoot at disobedient citizens.

Around two minutes to the deadline that said midnight one unucky fellow was passing by.

Sheriff took the gun shot him and said" I know where this person leaves he would not make it to observe the deadline!!
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0 #5 gwok 2018-10-20 15:33
Quoting Wainanchi:
Sorry bro.!! Sorry.Wrong T shirt and wrong time.

Br careful next time they can revoke your bike licence and you will be sent back to papa and mama to work in the fields and not to waste tlme and involve in politics which is not for everyone Bobi Dingo knows politics he is foreign spy and they teach him how to lie and cheat and provoke public order.

But hey,wait. He is still waiting to go to the same court to answer treason charges. Mm and judge will order that his balls are cut off so he cannot bullshit any more.Neera neera neera.Long live Mzee Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

This one reads like a call-sign change from my long-lost Nakasero of the election period, doesn't it? Any confirmation out there?
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