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From frying pan into fire! Police officer charged for molesting defilement victim

A police officer has been charged for defiling a defilement victim. (PHOTO/File)

KAMPALA – A police officer attached to Mawanda road police station has been charged and sent on remand at Luzira for defiling a defilement victim.

Samuel Okot a police constable 29 appeared before City Hall grade one magistrate Ms. Valerian Tuhimbise who did not allow him to say anything.

This was because the trial magistrate did not have jurisdiction to hear capital offences that are tried by the High Court.

“You shall not take plea because this is a capital offence that can only be heard in the High Court. However you have a right to bail in the High Court,” the trial magistrate Ms. Tuhimbise said before remanding the accused to June 20.

Court heard that investigation in the matter were still incomplete.

The prosecution says on May 25, 2019, at Mawanda road police station in Kampala district, police constable Okot performed a sexual act with a 16year old girl while she was a victim of defilement held under the police custody.

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