Mutebi, the Councilor representing Kalungu sub-county has been arrested for allegedly
defiling a 14-year-old girl.
Police sources who preferred anonymity said that Mutebi was
arrested on Saturday from Mubende district where he has been hiding for five months. The sources say that the suspect was later transferred to the Special Investigations Unit-SIU in Kireka, Kampala.
Investigations Directorate-CID took up the case in December last year following
an outcry from the victim’s family members and district leaders who accused
police in the district of shielding the suspect.
Ddungu, the victim’s relative and caretaker, says they were informed by
security officials in Kampala about Mutebi’s arrest.
the Lwabenge sub-county councilor, applauded the security agencies for
apprehending Mutebi saying that his actions tarnished the image of other
councilors. He adds that he has been working closely with the security
agencies to ensure justice for the victim and the family.
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the police, the councilor tricked the victim 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 proceeding 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
her health deteriorated prompting her parents to take her to Villa Maria
hospital in Masaka that she disclosed the councilor's gruesome act to the
health workers and her parents.