Police are set to interrogate afresh, Asadu Wamala, the director at Wamala Primary and Secondary Schools located in Mpigi district after fresh defilement accusations against him.
Wamala has been on the run following his release on bail early this month after reports emerged that another group of eight students accused him of defiling them but he was arrested on Thursday from Luweero where he was hiding.
“The suspect is accused of aggravated defilement contrary to Section 129 3, 4 (c) of the Penal Code Act and Unlawful and indecently Assault a girl aged 17 years. The above charges have been sanctioned by the DPP, after an evaluation of the evidence that was assembled by our team of investigators and confirming that it can warrant prosecution,” the CID spokesperson, Charles Twine said.
The suspect, Twine said, committed the offences between November 3 and 4 at his secondary school.
“Our detectives have also identified another victim aged 16 years who alleged that she was also defiled by the same person in the month of November 2019. Inevitably, the suspect is going to be interrogated in regard to the new allegations and also other investigation processes to be undertaken,” the CID spokesperson said.
Early this week, 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 on Monday.
In the first case, charges of defilement were dropped for a lesser offence of indecent assault by police in Mpigi, prompting the victim’s aunt to run to CID headquarters in Kibuli.
The deputy police spokesperson, however, said the matter will be handled professionally.
“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.”