Police in Mbarara has rejected allegations claiming that a 55 year old woman was raped in police cells in Rubindi trading centre.
Night Kamukama, a resident of Rubindi Trading Centre in Kashari, said that she was raped by one Thomas Kateho Bahebwa, the LC 3 Chairperson of Rubindi Sub County in Kashari north constituency on 13 April, 2018.
Kamukama said that on the fateful night, at around 10:30pm while she was tending to her shop, a group of people including police officers barged in, grabbed and started bearing her up. She was arrested for selling marijuana and cocaine in the area.
Kamukama accuses police of ignoring her sexual assault case ever since then saying local police has refused to take up her case , to enable drag the offenders to court.
She also named some of the people she recognized among the assailants as Timothy Mbahebwa Kateho, former OC station Rubindi police post ASP Robert Nabeta and PC Kizza Alex.
However the Police Spokesperson Samson Kasasira refuted these allegations saying that Kamukama has never reported any case of rape to police.
Kasasira said if it is true that she was raped in police premises and examination was made, she should go to police and get justice.
However the spokesperson said that Kamukama did not follow the right procedures to enter her rape case in police records.
Kasasira added that if Kamukama is found guilty of pinning police officers in her rape case, fresh charges will be opened against her for defaming police.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website