Police in Gulu has in custody Samuel Kinyera, the LC IV councilor Techo Parish in Gulu Municipal council for defiling a little girl.
Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Police Spokesperson says Kinyera is locked up at Gulu Central Police Station for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old pupil Koro Primary School whom he had been enticing with 10,000 Shillings.
It is reported that the shameless man was arrested on Sunday after the minor's mother, Suzan Atala reported him to police. She, along with other women nabbed the suspect with her daughter behind closed doors at about 9pm in Lacan Kwite village in Layibi Division.
“They checked through the entire neighborhood until they got to the Councilor’s home where they found the girl’s shoes outside the house. The mother called her daughter’s name and she responded from inside the bedroom. The mother quickly locked the door and made an alarm. However, since all people at the scene were women, the councilor overpowered them and rushed to the police, where he lodged an assault complaint, however, he was followed by the women who also reported a case of defilement” Okema noted.
Amedical examination conducted by police on the minor has confirmed penetration and the minor confirmed that Kinyera has been enticing her with Shillings 10,000 each time he defiled her.
Kinyera becomes the third councilor elected on the Democratic Party ticket being implicated for an alleged involvement in criminal activities, after Justine Obol Simpleman, the Gulu District DP spokesperson and Laroo Division councilor was arrested last week on allegations of raping his girlfriend.
Police has since dropped the charges against the councilor.
But earlier on, police charged Francesca Amony, the Pece Division female councilor for torturing her housemaid using a flat iron.