Police in Kampala have arrested one Jimmy Bbaale, a city pastor on allegations of defiling a 14 year old girl after pretending to provide care to the girl’s relatives after the head of the home was arrested and detained.
According to investigators, when Kampala businessman Bruno Francis Bazibu was arrested and detained for over two years, Bbaale came to his home and pretended that he was to care and pray for the family since its head was away battling with a court case.
He noted that this way, he won trust of the family and took advantage to defile one of the girls at home but Bazibu’s for fear of reprisal from the pastor didn’t report the matter to police.
However, on release, Bazibu reported the matter and Bbaale was arrested and detained at Katwe police station.
Kampala Metropolitan deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the arrest.
“It is true the pastor was arrested on allegations of aggravated defilement. He is still detained at Katwe Police while our officers at KMP South headquarters continue with the investigations. All the necessary procedures supposed to be followed while investigating a case of that nature have been done,”Owoyesigyire noted.
The Nile Post has however learnt that there was a plan to have the pastor released on bond after influence by some big wigs.
President Museveni has in the past warned courts and police against issuing bail and bonds for capital offenders including those accused of murder, rape and defilement among others.
“We must agree on the bailable offences. The judiciary also has some problems. There are some wrong elements in the judiciary. The Constitution says bail may be given. Someone kills another and you give them bail, really! Don’t provoke people into mob justice,” Museveni said recently.
Museveni said those involved in rape, defilement and murder ought to be handed strict punishments but urged police, Director of Public Prosecutions and judges to always expedite the cases.
“If the police, DPP and judiciary could highlight this. You kill a person, within a reasonable time you are convicted. My conviction doesn’t agree with life sentence. You killed, you must die. What you(judiciary) are doing now doesn’t please our people. Then after some time the person changed in prison and is forgiven. Let the person be condemned to death and forgiven but knows he was going. If it was not for president to forgive me, I was dead,” he said.