Police has refuted the false propaganda that photographs of alleged torture, spread on social media are of two suspects namely; Ssebuufu Edward alias Eddie Mutwe and Buken Ali alias Nubian Lee, who are in police custody in Masaka.
“We believe the accounts of torture are fabricated to taint the image of the forces and also capture media headlines,” the force said in a statement.
“We would like to disprove these sickening allegations by sharing images of the two suspects, that were obtained today while lifting their fingerprints.”
Police said it is a lawful procedure undertaken when suspects are being processed for court and for future criminal record purposes.
“We remain committed to observing the rights of all suspects, even when in custody.”
It added: “Our Cyber Crime unit has taken interest in the FAKE posting and will ensure the culprits are identified and brought to justice.”