However, the trail degenerated into chaos, when a group of supporters under the People Power Pressure group, led by MP Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, clashed with supporters of the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party and reportedly obstructed the president's motorcade.
More than 30 people were arrested in the aftermath. But images have emerged of some of them unable to walk, and others covered in bruises all over the body. One of them Francis Zaake, the Mityana Municipality MP, is admitted in Lubaga Hospital, reportedly as a result of injuries from the torture. Zaake is feeding through tubes and supported by a nebulizer to breathe.
Although no images of Bobi Wine have been released since the time of his arrest, his lawyers, wife and the officers of the Uganda Human rights Commission, who met him at Makindye Military barracks on Friday, said that he was severely tortured and is in great pain.
"His forehead is bruised and his eyes are red. He has many wounds including one on his ear. He seems to have been punched many times on the face. He cannot walk. He cannot sit straight. He speaks with difficulty and has a lot of pain breathing," his wife Barbie Kyagulanyi narrated after the visit.
But in an Interview with Uganda Radio Network, Ochola declined to comment about the Arua incident. However, he said that no police officer will be tolerated if found to have tortured a suspect in any way.
Ochola also advised those who have been tortured by police officers not to report the matter at the Professional Standards Unit (PSU) but rather to the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) headquarters in Kibuli since its a criminal offence.