Lukwago Wants Police Officer who Squeezed his Genitals Identified

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Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago says hes eager to know the identity of a security officer who squeezed his genitals painfully during his violent arrest last week.

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago says he's eager to know the identity of a security officer who squeezed his genitals painfully during his violent arrest last week.
 
Lukwago, while speaking at a council meeting in the Mayor's Garden at City Hall, said the unidentified man squeezed his genitals so tightly that he writhed in pain.
 
The Lord Mayor has since lodged a complaint with the Uganda Human Rights Commission, in which he also wants the police officers who arrested him brought to book.
 
Lukwago says he in particular wants the man who squeezed his balls positively arrested and brought to book.
 
During the violent arrest captured on television on Thursday, Lukwago is seen talking to journalists in front of his Wakaliga home after police blocked him from attending an anti-presidential age limit meeting at City Hall.
 
As Lukwago spoke away, and at one time confronted the police officers led by a female commander, about six officers in a blink of an eye, swooped in and grabbed him.
 
As he protested the arrest, the tough officers shoved him towards the infamous Land Cruiser cell.
 
The unidentified man is seen in front of Lukwago, in a lowered position with his teeth appearing to dig into Lukwago's upper left arm.
 
The man's hunched posture appears to be in the heat of the moment when he was reportedly squeezing the Lord Mayor's balls.
 
Lukwago is heard crying out as if in intolerable pain, a cry that went viral on social media.
 
The subdued Lukwago was locked up in the mobile cell on the Land Cruiser and taken to Naggalama police station.
 
Brandishing an enlarged picture of his arrest, Lukwago says such impunity must stop that is why he wants that man, in particular, who was in plainclothes, identified and prosecuted.
 
As he made the vow, city councillors applauded every line.
 
Lukwago praised the photographer who took the picture as highly professional, courageous and a contributor to freedom of Ugandans.