Tuesday, 16 May 2017 04:17

PRISON AUTHORITIES HAVE NO POWERS OVER SUSPECTS HELD AT NALUFENYA POLICE STATION.

The acting commissioner general of prisons James Mwanje says that the public must know they have no powers over suspects held at Nalufenya police station.

The acting commissioner general of prisons James Mwanje says that the public must know they have no powers over suspects held at Nalufenya police station.

Mwanje who appeared before the budget committee to defend a supplementary of 19 billion prisons received to feed the current 52,900 prisoners.

He was responding to remarks from Buyaga County MP Barnabas Tinkasiimire, Butambala MP Muwanga Kivumbi and Lira woman MP Joy Ongom on why suspects from Nalufenya appear in court with fresh wounds.

Kivumbi asked why prisons authorities do not take charge of suspects who have been charged in court but are taken to Nalufenya instead.

However, Mwanje says that it all depends on the court warrant.

Meanwhile, the minister for internal affairs Obiga Kania says he will give a formal response on the issue of torture metted on suspects in detention tomorrow Tuesday or by Wednesday.

 

 

 

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