Man Battling for Life After Allegedly Being Beaten by Police Officers
The victim Samuel Kadammanja who narrated his ordeal to Zodiak Online while on his hospital bed, said the police arrested him early this month after he was involved in a fight.
It is while in police custody where he claimed some officers pounced on him and beat him severe in the private parts.
Kadammanja further claimed he spent some days in prison while waiting for his parents to pay K50, 000 which the court ordered as a fine.
"When I was giving my statement at the police counter they started beating me even in my private parts, I was feeling pains up to when I was taken to court and sent to Mzimba prison where I was treated"
Kadammanja said after his parents paid the K50, 000 fine he was released and is now admitted at Mzimba hospital
"I am still in pain, though they are giving me medication things are not changing, am failing to walk, sit and am finding problems to urinate," said Kadammanja.
Civil Society organizations in the district have since told us they are not surprised with the alleged police behavior in the district.
According to chairperson for Mzimba south NGO network Teckson Amadu police in the district are also on record to have beaten up an under aged teenage girl leading to the loss of her two months pregnancy.
"It’s quiet shocking that police is still acting in a barbaric way as it has been observed, they should realize that what they are doing is human rights violation and atrocities against citizens and we as CSO family , we cannot afford to see and watch these things happening without doing anything,"said Amadu.
Mzimba police spokesperson Sub inspector Peter Botha asked for more time before commenting on the matter.
"Will come back to you as now am collecting information to do with the case of the young man," said Botha.
Police are yet to conclude another case in which some officers are being accused of beating a teenage girl leading to the loss of her two months pregnancy.
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