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The Police force in Uganda has on Monday arrested two men who flogged a statue of President Yoweri Museveni on a busy road in the capital, Kampala.

The two men who were identified as Luta Ferdinand Male and Nsereko Ashraf described themselves to the police as activists of a social movement. They accused the president of malpractice in the 14 January elections.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Patrick Onyango has confirmed the arrests. Adding that they will face charges of being a public nuisance.

On Monday night, a lecturer at the University of Benin in Edo State, Dr Stella Okotie, was crushed to death at the university’s main gate.

Report revealed that the accident happened when policemen attached to Ugbowo Division were pursuing a commercial bus in a bid to extort some money from the driver. The driver, Anu Adisa refused to give the policemen the money (N100) and that resulted into a physical struggle between the driver and the policemen for the wheels. 

The deceased, who was a lecturer at the Faculty of Education, was standing with her husband, Dr Williams Okotie, also a staff of the institution and their son, Ochuko, when the incident happened.

The deceased’s sales boy, identified simply as Amos, who was also knocked down by Adisa when he reportedly lost control of the vehicle, was rescued and rushed to hospital for treatment.

At a Magistrate’s Court sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, four policemen who allegedly tortured a man to death have been arraigned.

The policemen who were identified as; Ayogu Fidelis, Rose Georgewill, Eke Chibuzor and Egbunefu Felix, were all said to be members of Eagle Crack, a special squad, which reportedly killed Chima Ikwunado and inflicted injuries on three other detainees. The command then dismissed them for unprofessional conduct.

The suspects were said to have been arraigned yesterday on a seven-count charge of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and unlawful assault.

They pleaded not guilty, and Chief Magistrate, Promise Iruanya, who declined to grant them bail, remanded them in a correctional facility, and adjourned the case to September 19 for legal advice.