The Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola has made new changes in the force that have seen the commandant of the now Nalufenya police station transferred.
Last month police closed the Special Forces Operation base also known as Nalufenya detention centre in Jinja District and designated it as police station it was before.
In a message by Ochola, Assistant Superintendent of Police Tyson Rutambika who has been serving as the Officer in Charge of Nalufenya has been transferred to Namisindwa as the officer in charge of Lwkakhakha police station in Namisindwa district, Bugisu sub region.
Rutambika has been replaced by ASP Kassim from Lwengo as the OC station for the now Nalufenya police station.
Rutambika was among those officers that were summoned by High Court in Kampala last year together with his boss and Flying Squad commander Herbert Muhangi by one Reuben Agaba for torturing him.
He claimed he had been arrested by the then Violent Crime Crack Unit in 2009 ,arraigned before Makindye chief magistrates court and sentenced to five years imprisonment but was released later after appealing against the sentence.
Agaba said that he was re-arrested from Bushenyi, driven to the Kampala Central Police Station before being transferred to Nalufenya where he tortured using hot iron roads and a flat irons applied on his elbows and knee caps by officers allegedly on orders of Muhangi.
Nalufenya became more pronounced last year following the murder of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi when photos of Kamwenge mayor Godfrey Byamukama with septic wounds on the ankles and knees leaked.
A number of people have been detained at Nalufenya in the past including Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere, ADF leader Jamilu Mukulu and Kaweesi murder suspects among other people.
All most all people detained at Nalufenya claimed they had been tortured by police while at the facility and most of them had visible wounds whereas other were limping, all occasioned by the torture.
Police has on a number of occasions been criticised over the detention centre which many branded a torture chamber.
International bodies including the Human Rights Watch have in the past accused police of torture using Nalufenya detention centre.
However, last week,Ochola ordered that Nalufenya Special Forces Operation base be closed and returned to a police station as it was before being designated by the then IGP Gen.Kale Kayihura in the late 2014 and early 2015 during the height of the murders on Muslim clerics around the country.