Soroti district’s Gweri sub-county speaker, together with NRM’s registrar of Gweri, are being held by Soroti police. The two were detained over allegations of defilement. Moses Ojacor, the speaker and registrar Nelson Eriangu are the two legislators in police custody suspected of defilement.
The two were arrested yesterday and taken to Soroti Central Police Station as investigations into the matter continue.
The accused were reportedly involved in the offense last week. The police caught wind of the issue only yesterday as the suspects were allegedly in the process of quieting down the matter.
The girl who got allegedly defiled by Charles Okello, lives with her mother, Esther Abuko from Abelet parish in Gweri. Moses Olang, the Soroti district Police commander said the two suspects have been charged with defilement.
They opened the case under file number CRB SRT 72/2023 and CRB SRT 73/2023.
“We shall be forwarding those files to the resident state attorney for sanctioning,” said Olang.
The offenders reportedly defiled the minors on the same day as they slept in one house.
“One girl is 16 years while the other is 17 years. As leaders who are supposed to be exemplary to the community they serve, they should have restrained themselves because their acts were awful,” Olang said.
The LC3 chairperson of Gweri, Simon Peter Opolot condemned the act saying his electorates informed him of the incident. He said he is disappointed because if these allegations turn out true, then shame is upon their sub-county.
He also urged the police to get to the bottom of this and bring the truth to light.
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