A group of eight other students have reported to police acts of defilement done to them by Wamala Mixed Secondary School director, Asadu Wamala.
President Museveni last week intervened in the matter after Wamala was released on bail by the magistrate’s court in Mpigi and sent a team to Mpambire to investigate an incident in which the 16-year old student was defiled.
However, according to the deputy police spokesperson, Polly Namaye they have recorded statements from eight new students who pinned the school director of harassing them.
“During the course of our investigations, we learnt that there are eight other victims and we are working closely with locals to have him charged afresh,”Namaye said.
Wamala was early this week arrested by police in Mpigi after a 16-year-old student at his school reported a case of defilement to his aunt.
In an interview with the Daily Monitor last week, the victim narrated that the school director invited her to his house on November 3 and forced her into sex.
The victim who was taken to CID by her parents to file a complaint said Wamala took her to the classroom at about 10pm where he accused him of having a boyfriend and threatened to dismiss her from school.
The girl would later plead with the school director not to send her home but in response, he said he would sleep with her but despite the victim telling him that he was in her periods, Wamala never relented.
“He told me to remove my knickers. When he saw the blood, he told me ‘that is very little blood’. He said the blood would not be a problem,” she narrated to Daily Monitor adding that Wamala asked her to perform non-penetrative sexual acts on him as he asked her to help him masturbate.
The victim narrated that the following day, she used the watchman’s phone to call her aunt to pick her from school, from where they proceeded to Kibuli CID headquarters.
Meanwhile, when the school director was arrested, police officers charged him with a lesser offence of indecent assault after money allegedly exchanged hands between the offender and police officers.
When he was taken to court, he was released on bail.
President Museveni last week told the Police Council at Naguru that he would ensure the case is revisited.
He later sent a team from State House that recorded statements from a number of students before ordering for the re-arrest of the school director.
When asked to comment on the allegations of paying police officers to charge Wamala with a lesser offence, the deputy Police spokesperson said previously, the evidence they had only proved charges of indecent assault.
“We want to assure the public that the case will be handled professionally. Previously, the evidence we had proved indecent assault but we have got evidence to prove defilement,”Namaye said.