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FDC Iron Lady Ingrid Turinawe’s Breast Awarded Shs170m For Being Squeezed

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The High Court in Kampala has ordered Government to pay the leader of Women’s League in Opposition Party Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Ingrid Turinawe 170 million shillings, with 6 percent interest and costs of the suit, in which she sued the Attorney General and Police for manhandling and squeezing of her breasts in Walk to Work period 2012/2013.

In her judgement, High Court Judge Magritte Oguli Oumo noted that Turinawe’s human rights were violated when policemen under the command of the late Andrew Felix Kaweesi intentionally squeezed her breast.

Justice Oguli ruled that Ingrid deserved to be compensated for the arbitrary acts of the said Police officers, that tortured and humiliated her.

The judge stated that her judgement should be a learning lesson to other policemen when it comes to officers in operation. She wondered why the policemen acted in such a manner when they had the capacity to peacefully arrest Turinawe and put her in a police vehicle. However, the judge rejected the shs300m which Turinawe first asked for as compensation and noted that the amount was exorbitant.

Justice Oguli also declined to award damages for Ingrid’s vandalised car saying there was no proof to that it was damaged.

It should be remembered that in 2012, in Nansana, Wakiso District, policemen forcefully arrested Turinawe who was going to attend a political rally of the defunct 4GC crusade.

 

By Jamil Lutakome

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FULL LETTER: It Wasn’t Me: Mbale Judge Narrates How Traffic Officer Was Knocked Dead By Speeding Ford Driver, Tasks Police To Produce CCTV Footage….

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Justice Byaruhanga's car. He has written to the CJ Katureebe (R) explaining what happened

Mbale Resident Judge Jesse Byaruhanga Rugyema has explained what happened on the day Innocent Ayesigye, a traffic police officer attached to Seeta Police station was knocked dead.

In a letter to his boss the Chief Justice (CJ) Bart Katureebe written on 27th May 2020, Justice Byaruhanga says that Ayesigye was not knocked by his car, he was knocked by a Ford driver who never stopped to offer help .

Below is Justice Byaruhanga’s letter to the CJ verbatim:

The Hon. Chief Justice
Judiciary.

May 27, 2020

RE: BRIEF ON THE ACCIDENT REGARDING THE TRAFFIC OFFICER AT
NAMANVE

It was on Sunday the 24 th of May, 2020 at around 07:15pm when I was on my way home to Mukono from Zana, Kampala. I was driving motor vehicle Reg. No. UAS 597U in the company of my wife and the body guard.

As I approached Namanve, there was traffic officer riding a motorcycle infront of me who was also moving towards Seeta Mukono. Upon approaching Namanve SGA motor vehicle inspection facility about 200 metres from a road CCTV Camera, I saw an incoming motor vehicle from Mukono side being driven at a very high speed knock the traffic officer who was on the motor cycle. I was behind the traffic officer at a distance of about 100 metres and therefore in a position to clearly see the incident.

The traffic officer appeared to had tried to dodge a rough part of the road on his side and collided with a high speeding vehicle that had also left its part of the lane for reasons not known to me. Upon collision, I saw a dust of glasses and fragments filling the atmosphere and the motor cycle flew to my vehicle, on the driver’s side and scratched the vehicle as it rolled passed me.

I immediately stopped to assess the condition of the traffic officer. The traffic officer had been thrown into a ditch on the left hand side of the road. My body guard tried to pull the injured traffic officer from the trench but humanely failed.
He complained to me that the traffic officer got broken legs and that without gloves he could not do much. We agreed that we needed to seek for help. I immediately rang a traffic officer known to me by the names of Aheisibwe on 0772323312 whom I had passed along Kinawataka road. I implored him to mobilise his colleagues to go and help the victim.

In the meantime, the onlookers who had gathered around were photographing my car imagining that it is the one that knocked the traffic officer.

I rushed to Seeta and I found a traffic officer called Acan (Tel. 0770540930) and others on a patrol vehicle. I personally approached them and implored them to rush to the scene. I gave them my phone number for a follow up. The police promised to alert me on every development and they rushed to the scene.

On the following day, when it clocked afternoon without any information, I again rung the traffic officer Aheisibwe for the updates. I was informed that the officer was retrieved and was being hospitalized.

The Ford car that allegedly knocked Ayesigye dead

In the meantime, I started seeing information attributed to the police on the social media which was to the effect that it is my vehicle which knocked the traffic officer. That my vehicle and its driver are being sought. This shocked me.

Later, on Tuesday, I got a call from Ms. Acan of Seeta Police seeking my presence. I dispatched my body guard and a driver by the names of Hamis to take my vehicle to police and for the body guard to record a statement.

To my surprise, upon reaching police, both were immediately detained. With this kind of development, I suspected foul play. It appeared to me that police of all institutions, wanted to take advantage of my position and malign us by embarrassing me.

In the meantime, I requested police to send an officer to take my statement. I was told to hold on. Considering what I now see in the media, I seek from the police the following clarifications:-

1. Why is police still holding my bodyguard and driver whom I entrusted to take the vehicle to police so that he takes charge of it to avert any possibility of tampering with it. What offence have these 2 people committed?

1. Why is police not referring to any CCTV footage regarding the collision yet the accident occurred about 150 metres or thereabout from the camera?

2. A Ford motor vehicle Reg. No. UBD 896E has been revealed to be the one that knocked the traffic officer. How did this vehicle reach Bweyogerere Police?

3. Why was police condemning me before getting the driver of the Ford UBD 896E? why are its pictures not being released to the media but its only mine which are being released?

Judiciary as an Institution is being maligned and it should therefore demand for the following:-

1. The CCTV footage of the collision.

1. An explanation why the Ford driver never stopped to offer help or to ascertain the life of the knocked traffic officer if his version of the incident is the correct
one to be believed.

2. The release of my driver and the body guard who up to date are still being held for no apparent reason (it is suspected that police intends to intimidate them to divert from the truth).

3. A forensic examination of both vehicles and the motor cycle which the traffic officer was riding and then the surface of the road at the scene.
It is my firm belief that the above will reflect the truth. The just God we serve shall judge.

Byaruhanga Jesse Rugyema
JUDGE

c.c. The Principal Judge

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Police Investigating Mbale High Court Judge For Knocking Dead Traffic Officer In Seeta….

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Innocent Ayesigye (inset) and the Toyota Rav4 car that knocked him dead

Multiple Credible sources at the Uganda police department of criminal investigation have told this website that Mbale Resident Judge Jesse Byaruhanga is being investigated for knocking dead Innocent Ayesigye, a police traffic officer at Seeta Mukono and taking off.

Yesterday, Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango told the Grapevine that they have arrested a one Police constable Alex Oduku and Aminsi Zimba to help in the investigation.

However, sources have told this website that Oduku is the bodyguard to Mbale resident Judge Byaruhanga and that he was in the vehicle registration number UAS 597U Toyota Rav4 and he was seen on the CCTV cameras and footage captured by an eye witness on the day of the accident.

Source further revealed that when police arrested Zimba, who is a personal driver to Byaruhanga, he told investigators that he was not the one who was driving the said car.

Byaruhanga has not yet been arrested but sources have intimated to us that he was seen at the police headquarters in Naguru on Wednesday and he talked some top police administrator to see how they can settle the matter without facing legal actions.

Detectives who are handling the matter said that UAS 597U is registered in the names of Charity Kamugisha, a staff of world vision Uganda.

Innocent Ayesigye a traffic police officer attached to Seeta Police station was on Sunday evening knocked down by a Toyota RaV4 registration number UAS 597U. The police officer was riding a motorcycle at Namanve along the Kampala-Jinja highway.

Efforts to speak to Byaruhanga were futile since his known phone numbers were off.

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki

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Kagame Operatives Accused Of Kidnapping Ugandan Farmer….

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Police in Kigezi is investigating the circumstances under which a Ugandan Farmer has been kidnapped.

Elly Maate, the Kigezi Regional police spokesperson says that they are investigating how Obed Nicholas Tugumikirize, a resident of Kitojo village Katuna town council at the Uganda- Rwanda boarder disappeared.

He said that Tugumikirize was kidnapped on Monday this week from his garden where he was with his wife and children by unknown people.

Other security sources have told the Grapevine that Tugumikirize was kidnapped by Rwanda security operatives.

This is not the first time Rwanda security operatives are picking Ugandan from their gardens and forcefully taking them to Rwanda and charging them with different offences.

Security operatives in Uganda claim that many Ugandans are picked by Rwanda security suspecting them of spying on them because most of them cross to Rwanda to sell their food stuff.

Uganda-Rwanda boarder was closed in 2019 after Rwanda accused Uganda of supporting rebel groups to overthrow President Paul Kagame’s government. Diplomatic talks stalled after the outbreak of COVID19 pandemic in Africa.

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki

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