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The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has vowed to take to court two police officers who brutalised their former presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye, earlier this year on November 4.

The commanders smashed the windscreen of Dr Besigye’s car at Kireka, a Kampala suburb and pepper sprayed inside his car before pulling him out. Dr Besigye was heading to the FDC headquarters in Najjanankumbi after police blocked their party meeting at Namboole stadium.

Addressing journalists yesterday at the FDC party offices, the party deputy spokesperson, Mr John Kikonyogo, said they have decided to take the two officers to court as individuals.

He named SSP Rashid Agero, who he said smashed Dr Besigye’s car windscreen and ordered his junior officer to pepper spray him and another ACP Dennis Namuwoza.

“The Inspector General of Police, Mr Martins Ochola, in a circular dated July 3, clearly reminded all police officers against such archaic and barbaric acts of torture and affirmed that individual officers would pay their acts at individual level. Unfortunately, even if such rules are issued, the police force seems to have reached a point beyond redemption,” Mr Kikonyogo said.

“The FDC has decided to begin with the most recent top culprits whom we should make sure they pay for their mistakes,” he added.
FDC also agreed in their top management meeting last week that the legal department should file the case before the end of this week.


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