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3 detectives arrested for bungling rape case involving pastor Twahirwa

Police have arrested three of its own detectives on the accusation of mishandling a rape case of Saulite Anda, a Latvian national.

The arrested detective are Sgt Doreen Oyera, Cpl Judith Akite and constable Joyce Ayereget, all from Jinja Road police station. Anda says she was raped by Ugandan pastor Joseph Collins Twahirwa of the Bugolobi-based Epikaizo Ministries International.

Anda said, in a statement at the criminal investigations directorate (CID), that she was invited to Uganda by Twahirwa and arrived at the suspect’s home in Bugolobi on December 12, 2022. Upon arrival, the pastor reportedly confiscated her passport, LV4336528. He also allegedly robbed her of $300 and €400 before eventually raping her. Anda was thereafter advised to file a case at Jinja Road police station.

But while there, the detectives allegedly conspired with Twahirwa and handed over her passport in addition to forcing her to sign for an amount of money in Ugandan shillings. Anda further told the CID team at the headquarters in Kibuli that Jinja road detectives also forced her to sign a document acknowledging receipt of all her money and withdrawing the case.

Maj Tom Magambo, the CID director reportedly ordered the arrest of the three detectives and they were apprehended on Monday afternoon. The CID team has established that Oyera, Akite and Ayereget had also conspired with Twahirwa to ensure Anda leaves Uganda as soon as possible since her visa was expiring on January 16. But on the advice of Maj Magambo, the directorate of citizenship and immigration control (DCIC) has extended Anda’s stay to ensure the case is fully investigated and provides all the necessary evidence for a successful trial. 

Deputy police spokesperson Claire Nabakka confirmed the arrest of the three detectives and said the trio will face charges of irregular conduct contrary to section 44 of the Police Act. Twahirwa has also been arrested.

"It brings out the element of the unprofessionalism our officer exhibited at Jinja road police post. Currently, the pastor is in our custody, and three of our officers at Jinja road were arrested," said Nabakka.


+8 #1 Lysol 2023-01-17 03:07
There were bribed by the so-called man of God?
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+3 #2 Moses 2023-01-17 09:45
Agents of 666 reign in this sect.
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+8 #3 Atwine M 2023-01-17 10:30
Well done Major Tom Magambo for taking steps to ensure justice is not only done but also seen to be done.
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0 #4 Mubiru 2023-01-17 12:55
Very sad for the innocent woman whose expectations of enjoyable life in Uganda were shattered by one of the countless criminals calling themselves pastors to tarnish God's Immage and Uganda.

Thank God the woman is a Muzungu that more filth and corruption in the Police was exposed. Muzungu because like all those hundreds of arrivals in Uganda including professional criminals calling themselves "INVESTORS" are treated as semi-gods.

They include Chinese who even beat up Ugandan employees like dogs and Police ignore because Chinese are untouchable. There are hundreds of poor Ugandans women and girls raped and their cases are swept under carpets .They suffer in silence due to permanent Kawukumi in Police. Very sad indeed. The Police are now crying more funds which were rightly slashed.
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+2 #5 jose 2023-01-17 14:36
Thats uganda police
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+1 #6 Webz 2023-01-17 14:40
Anda may also be having her own sins but deserves justice. Let the police personnel that thrive on opportunistic bribery face it hot. It may be a lesson to their colleagues.
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+3 #7 Lisa 2023-01-17 19:11
Please help me to help this woman please I was also a victim of this same man in 2018.

I am having many issues contacting Ugandan authorities on this matter!! Please help
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0 #8 kambarage 2023-01-24 05:22
But how did she get close to him to the extent of moving into his house?

She could be an accomplice on other crimes or there could be some deal gone bad. Police needs to investigate their relationship much deeper.
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