FDC’s Ingrid Turinawe Statement after being released from the Unlawful Arrest of the Police and the Experience She had while being detained at Nakasongola Police Station (10.05.2016)
Very annoyed but not frustrated, very weak but not down, very hungry but not ready to eat, i resolved with courage and determination to die of hunger but not Poison. I was certain it was the only defiance Tool that would help me communicate my where a bouts with my People. For two days and two nights! I did not taste even a spoon of water in Nakasongola police cells. At the same time, I loudly demanded to eat and I wld only eat food From home.
Yesterday at around 11am An exchange, started, very hot and loud! It was between the ‘arresters’ and the ‘keepers’, issue was About the ‘kept’- ” come, take your woman away, or call her family to bring her food, or else we release her to go now. We cannot keep a suspect who is not eating, not in our custody! She will not die Here”
I overheard this Exchange which went on repeatedly . At midnight, the arresters arrived.. I did not even imagine a whole trained Police officer at the rank of DPC would open a female cell to hand her over to some goons at such time. I protested and opted to remain with my hunger as mosquitoes feed on me than enter that van. This time it dint work! I was forcefully thrown into van- yes, very worried and not aware of what they wld do to me, i was Driven at a neck breaking speed. Deep in night from Nakasongola to kireka. At 3 am i was entered into the suspects entry Book (back dated), they signed me in and asked me to sign out (at the same time). They gave me BOND, drove me up to my gate at 4am.
NOW, – you camped outside my home and arrested me as soon as left, where or when did i incite violence?
– In which area of jurisdiction did i commit the offence in order to get me detained in nakasongola .
– why detain me in nakasongola but charge me in Kireka?
-As a suspect, dont I have rights to have my People know where Im detained? My lawyer? My family?
Any way, No turning back!
Her Bond Paper: