Thursday, 13 June 2013
PASTOR REMANDED FOR ALLEGED AGGRAVATED DEFILEMENT
The Kasese Chief Magistrate’s court has remanded Pastor Samson Mwesigwa to Mubuku government prison on charges of aggravated defilement.
Pastor Samson Mwesigwa the proprietor of Ebenezer Primary and Secondary school in Bugoye sub-county, Kasese district appeared before Chief Magistrate Ms. Agatonica Mbabazi on Tuesday afternoon.
He was charged with aggravated defilement, a case he allegedly committed against a 13 year-old girl, a primary seven pupil at his school.
The charge sheet tendered in to court by the Senior Resident State Attorney Mr. Noah Kumya, Pastor Mwesigwa, 55, is alleged to have committed the offence through the month of April.
Chief Magistrate Agatonica Mbabazi did not allow pastor Mwesigwa to take plea because the charges preferred against him are on capital nature which can only be tried by the High Court.
She remanded him to Mubuku government prison until June 25 when the case will be coming up for mention.
Pastor Mwesigwa has been in police custody for nearly two weeks a delay that had raised tensions among different groups of people who want him to face the law.
This is the third time Pastor Mwesigwa being arrested on sexually related cases involving students at his two schools.
Meanwhile, 18 year-old Charles Muhindo a resident of Nyakahya village in Karambi sub-county has been remanded until June 25 after pleading not guilty to defilement charges.
It is alleged that on March 31, Muhindo had sexual intercourse with a 15 year-old girl in Kyambogho village, Mbondwe-Lubiriha town council.