All suspects previously held at the dreaded Nalufenya police detention have secretly been transfered to other locations.
Nalufenya which is infamously known for alleged torture of suspects held there mostly during kayihura times, Now the Police Flying Squad has transferred at least 20 suspects who were in custody to Kireka Special Investigations Unit headquarters while Others were sent back to police stations in the areas where they are believed to have committed the crimes.
A reliable source told this website on condition of anonymity that the suspects were transferred from Nalufenya in small groups.
“Apart from the police officers, most of whom live there and the few who work there, there is no suspect at the facility at all,” the source said.
The transfer of the suspects comes barely two weeks after the inspector general of police (IGP), Okoth Ochola sent a team of seven officers led by the director human rights and legal services to assess the operations of the facility.
The committee came up with a report, which cleared officers at the facility of torture allegations. The committee handed over the report to the police policy and advisory committee on Wednesday for discussion.
Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima declined to comment on the alleged transfer of suspects from Nalufenya.
Nalufenya has attracted bad publicity for the police since its inception. The first group of suspects detained there on allegations of working with the rebels, the Allied Democratic Front (ADF) accused police of torture.
Shortly after, a group of suspects picked up in connection to the murder of former police spokesperson, assistant inspector general of police, Andrew Felix Kaweesi including the Kamwenge mayor, Geoffrey Byamukama also complained of torture.