By Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
The principal judge Yorokamu Bamwine has expressed concern over some police officers in Greater Bushenyi who torture suspects after arrest and they are remanded with injuries.
Yorokamu was presiding today at a plea bargaining function at Bushenyi prison (Nyamushekyera) where some of the prisoners undressed before him to show the scars inflicted on them by one Tukahirwa a police detective from Sheema police station.
The principal judge tasked the region police officer Eddie Serunjoji who was represented by region police spokesperson Martial Tumusiime to explain why Tukahirwa and other torture suspects.
Martial responded that no one is above the law adding that such officers should be reported and law takes its course.
The principal judge also warned magistrates to stop remanding and sentencing guarantors instead of debtors.
Justice Bamwine noted that guarantors should be given time to collaborate with the debtors to pay the loans.
Bamwine who was saddened that greater Bushenyi has the highest number of debtors in prison added that magistrate should consider first arresting and prosecuting debtors rather guarantors.
Bushenyi has 18 debtors in custody, Mbarara has only four and among the four are some from Bushenyi.
He promised to investigate why the sub region has the highest number of debtors compared to other regions.
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