Detective Sargent in hot soup over bribery allegations, aiding criminal escape


RUKUNGIRI-Two police officers from Buhunga Sub County in rukungiri district are on spot for aiding the escape of a defilement suspect from the law. the two are OC station and CID Buhunga Sub County Police post.

The officers were identified as D/Sgt Kananwire Edison and Sgt. Mugabirwe Christopher, they are accused of aiding Mugumya Julius to escape from law after  he allegedly defiled a primary five pupil at Katurika Primary School in Buhunga Sub County, Rukungiri district.

The Rukungiri Deputy Resident District Commissioner (DRDC) Ahimbisibwe Wilberforce Ongom, revealed that his office was tipped off by whistle blowers that a primary five pupil was defiled by Mugumya Julius on 13th October 2022 but later police, parent and defiler allegedly connived in hiding the defilement case.

DRDC Ongom went to Katurika primary school where the child studied to discover the truth of the matter but he found the pupil already transferred to another school.

Katurika primary school head teacher Emmanuel Tibenderana, confirmed the incident saying that Ampumuza Praiz escaped from school on Thursday 13th October 2022 with her friend one Owomugisha Sarah at around 3:30pm.

The situation on the ground forced DRDC to pick the mother of the victim from home to come on board and explain about the matter and whereabouts of the daughter since she no longer studied at Katurika Primary School.Upon reaching at school, Ahimbisibwe Cleophas the mother of the victim and a resident of Kagando cell, Kabingo Parish in Buhunga Sub County Rukungiri district also confirmed that her child was defiled that she wanted Police to investigate, being the reason she didn’t follow up the case.

When asked about the whereabouts of the pupil, Ahimbisibwe disclosed that the daughter was transferred to another school based in Kebisoni Sub County. D/RDC directed the mother to produce the victim for questioning whether dead or alive. Upon questioning the victim disclosed that she was forced by Julius to have carnal knowledge with her and since then, is not feeling well especially in her private parts while easing herself.      

Meanwhile DRDC Ongom revealed that the two officers (D/Sgt Kananwire Edison and Sgt. Mugabirwe Christopher will be investigated for frustrating defilement case after they allegedly connived with the suspect and parent.

He however directed the Buhunga Police OC and CID (accused officers) to write a report about the case to his office and they should produce the suspect before Friday this week.

Ongom says these are officers that connive with defilement suspects to frustrate cases and the vice will not be curbed in communities if such people remain in the Force.He further accused parents of neglecting their parental roles of providing and protecting their girl children.