Kampala, Uganda: Uganda Police Force has jailed own detectivesover mishandling a rape case of, Saulite Anda, a Latvian national. The arrested detective are Seargent Doreen Oyera, Corporal Judith Akite and Constable Joyce Ayereget, all from Jinja Road Police Station.
Anda says she was raped by a self proclaimed Pastor Joseph Collins Twahirwa of the Bugolobi-based Epikaizo Ministries International. Anda said, in a statement at the Criminal Investigations Directorate, 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 and her Visa. He robbed her of USD 300 and 400 Euros and eventually raped her. Anda was advised to file a case at Jinja Road Police station.
But from there, the detectives conspired with Pastor Twahirwa and handed over her travel document 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.
Now Uganda Police Deputy Spokesperson Nabakka S. Claire says the victim has been transferred to a safe and convenient accommodation to ensure her safety and her travel has been extended at the cost of the state to allow thorough investigations.
”We call on all those that may have similar complaints against the Pastor to report to CID Hqrs for further investigation. We thank the Media team that covered the story and pledge to work with them to ensure its concluded to fair Justice,” says Nabakka adding, ”We take cases of Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) seriously and pledge to professionally handle this and any other cases reported