Officers beat suspect to death in police cell

Officers beat suspect to death in police cell

Two police officers attached to Nsazi police post in Mukono District have allegedly beaten a suspect to death.

Stephen Bamunankole who was arrested on suspicion of stealing a phone, was allegedly beaten to death by Innocent Token a police officer and Andrew Kayira a crime preventer at the police post.

This prompted the angry residents to storm the post and razed it down.

An eye witness, who was also in the cell, said the two officers undressed and beat the deceased for two full hours in the police cell until he breathed his last.

A police officer in Mukono who preferred anonymity said the two guns were later recovered in a bush near the police post.

The same police officer told our   reporter that the OC in Charge of Nsazi police post is in custody and as the investigations continues.

The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, confirmed the death of the suspect but said it was mob justice.