Police at Ggaba are investigating circumstances under which a plumber was tortured in a viral video by a group of people disguising as clients.
CP Enanga Fred, Police Spokesperson, identified the victim as Njuba Brian, a 40-year-old plumber of Lungujja Rubaga Division.
The suspects directed him to a room at Lovely Guest House, located at Katoogo LCI, Ggaba Parish in Makindye Division, where he was tortured and left for dead.
The despicable act of torture was recorded on video and posted on various digital platforms, said Enanga.
On March 26, 2022, at around 10am, Njuba was invited for plumbing work by a group of suspects who hired a room at Lovely Guest House.
Upon arrival, he was called to Room 6, where the suspects immediately grabbed and stripped him naked.
He was viciously tortured, his testicles tied with ropes, his mouth gagged using stockings, and parts of his body burnt using a hot plastic jerrycan.
They robbed his mobile phone and left him for dead.
The horrific act was carefully captured on video, where the faces of the assailants were concealed.
The recorder of the video only managed to display a yellow T-shirt with “NRM” at the back, to probably reveal that the assailants subscribe to the NRM Party.
“We have further established that the suspect’s details, were not captured at the Guest House,” said Enanga while addressing press in Kampala on Monday.
As a result, both the owner of the Guest House, called Mushabe Brian, and Namagembe Mercy, the duty attendant, were arrested for further investigation, for flouting the security protocols, on guest registration.
The victim clearly reveals, that he had zero connection with the strangers, which implies they completely chose him randomly, following adverts of his contacts on various poles and walls within the division.
And even if it was not him, they would have called somebody else, whose contacts are openly displayed.
“Their act, therefore, could be a pre-medicated smear campaign for political reasons or otherwise.”
The victim who was rushed to Mulago Hospital for further medical attention is progressing well.
The experience he went through may haunt him for the rest of his life and his family as well.
“We want to caution all workers who go about their trades in isolation to take cognizance of such risks and start moving in pairs or groups,” Enanga said.
He said a serious manhunt for the suspects has already begun and police shall not rest until they are arrested and charged to court.