Crime

Mubende district security boss arrested over defilement, rape

MUBENDE, UGANDA: The Crimes Investigations Directorate has arrested and detained the Mubende Deputy District Security Officer (DISO) on allegations of rape and defilement, this website understands.

The victim according to police is a 17-year-old girl, a resident of Kangulumira Village in South Division, Mubende Municipality whose name has been withheld for legal reasons.

The victim accuses the deputy DISO to have slept with her on the morning of September 2, 2021, when she had gone to his office seeking his signature on certain papers.

“When I entered the building, he dragged me into his office and forced me into sexual intercourse. He later gave me Shs6,000 for transport and another Shs5000 for lunch,” the victim said on Tuesday

When she reached home, the victim says, she narrated the whole story to her aunt Ms Bridget Katooko who reported the matter to Mubende Central Police Station.

“When I reported the case, the officers first declined to record my statement asking for the victim’s medical examination results to prove her claims. The examination was done and the results proved that she suffered involuntary sexual penetration. My statement was recorded and in the afternoon (last Thursday),” Ms. Katooko told local publication, the DailyMonitor.

Ms. Katooko says the suspect has since pledged to give her Shs3 million so that they settle the matter out of court, a deal she has rejected.

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Mr. Charles Twine, the CID spokesperson confirmed the arrest of the deputy DISO, saying when investigations are complete, he will be arraigned in court.

“The situation is under control with investigations ongoing, when they are complete, he will be taken to court,” he said.

Defilement is defined as having sexual intercourse with a girl who is below the age of eighteen years. According to Ugandan law, anybody below 18 years is considered to be a child. It does not matter whether they have consented or not to having sexual intercourse. It is punishable by death upon conviction.


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