According to the 14-year-old victim, the councilor tricked her to pick a container from the house to buy food for him from her mother’s restaurant. He instead allegedly locked the door and chloroformed her before proceeding to defile her.
The police in Kalungu district are
hunting for Charles Mutebi, the Councilor representing Kalungu Rural
sub-county, for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl.
Mutebi is also the secretary for
education and health who a teacher of the victimwhen she was in P.5.
The incident occurred
in September at Mutebi’s residence at Kaliiro village, Kaliiro parish-Kalungu
According to the victim, the
councilor tricked her to pick a container from the house to buy food for
him from her mother’s restaurant. He allegedly locked the door and chloroformed her before
proceding to defile her.
She says when she later gained consciousness, she was shocked to see her dress stained with blood and her private parts were hurting.
Mutebi reportedly threatened to kill her
in case she told anyone about what happened and the girl first remained silent
fearing for her life.
It is until when her health deteriorated
prompting her parents to take her to Villa Maria hospital in Masaka where she disclosed the councilor's gruesome act to the health workers and her parents.
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The victim’s father, Baptista Ddungu,
40, lodged a complaint at Kalungu police station and a file CRB/284/2021 opened
up for investigation.
But the investigating officer-Richard
Tumukwasibwe, who was assigned to follow up on the case, is said to have taken the matter lightly in
spite of their constant pleas to bring the culprit to book.
Ddungu says that Mutebi approached
them and offered to give 50,000 shillings to settle the case but they declined his
bribe and continued pursuing for justice.
He adds that Mutebi has since been roaming freely while their daughter’s pursuit for justice hangs in the balance due to the police’s negligence.
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The frustrated parents were
forced to camp at the district headquarters to seek the intervention of the
district leaders for justice to prevail.
Caleb Tukaikiriza, the
Kalungu Resident District Commissioner, has disclosed that the accused councilor
approached him over the matter saying it was concocted by his political
opponents to tarnish his name.
The RDC adds that Mutebi later disappeared
and switched his known mobile lines off making it hard for the authorities to
Tukaikiriza explains that the councilor has been evading police
since but he remains wanted for the gruesome crime committed on a minor.
He further pledged to follow up on
the matter up to when the girl’s family gets justice.
According to Muhammad Nsubuga, the
Southern Regional Police spokesman, they are hunting for the councilor who is
currently on the run.
He explains that the case file had been
sent to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for guidance on how to proceed
with the and investigations have now kicked off in high gear.
He further appealed to the victim’s
parents to give them more time to track and arrest Mutebi and produce him in
court for his alleged crime.