By Leonard Kamugisha AKIDA
A UPDFofficer has been arrested in Kabale district for allegedly defiling a 16-year-old female juvenile.
The suspect identified as Private RA242371 Onesmus Munanura was today found in a lodge at Highland Hotel in Kabale with his prey.
Elly Maate, the Kigezi regional police spokesperson confirmed the arrest. He revealed that the suspect is a resident of Kakatunda village, Bukinda ward Muhangi T/council in Rukiga district.
According to him, the suspect is a Private serving Updf officer under 5th Division in Northern Uganda currently undergoing a Refresher training in Ruhengyere Kiruhura district.
Victim’s parents told police that their daughter went missing from her home in Kiyora village Mwendo parish Kitumba Sub county Kabale district on Sunday and have since searched for her in vain until today when they found out that she has been sleeping over with an army officer in a lodge.
“We have instituted investigations into the matter and the suspect is being held at Kabale Police Station” Maate said.
He condemned the acts of a police officer and sworn to fight against all kinds of immorality meant to damage the image of the updf.
A defilement case file underreference CRB596/2020 has been opened to aid in investigations.