Police denies feeding Mukulu on Pork
By Serestino Tusingwire
Police have refuted allegations that they tortured the former Allied Democratic Force (ADF) rebel leader Jamil Mukulu to the extent of feeding him on Pork.
The allegations were made by Mukulu himself while appearing before the Chief Magistrates Court in Jinja on Tuesday before he was remanded to Luzira maximum prison.
Mukulu who had been detained at Nalufenya Police Station for a year and half told the magistrate that he was tortured, forced to drink Waragi (alcohol) and was also fed on pork.
In a statement issued by the Police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi, the allegations were refuted as not true.
It said the detention facility is manned by senior police officers who have dealt with suspects of different religions.
“The Uganda Police Force would like to categorically clarify that none of these allegations are true. For a start, Mukulu was legally detained at Nalufenya, a station with appropriate detention facilities that is supervised by professional senior Police officers who have handled several suspects from different religious backgrounds, including Muslims, with ultimate respect,” Kaweesi stated.
Kaweesi also stated that Mukulu used the outrageous allegations to incite Muslims and also paint a bad image of Police.
“It appears that Mukulu, a Muslim by faith, was using these baseless allegations to incite Muslims and to tarnish the image of the Uganda Police Force” Kaweesi stated.
Kaweesi concluded by stating that Police remains committed to respecting suspects’ human rights under police custody.