KAMPALA –The Police in Kampala on Sunday arrested and detained three of its detectives on accusation of conspiring with a known preacher to silence a rape case.
The arrests followed reports from a Latvian national – Saulite Anda, 36 who had sought for police intervention in a robbery and rape complaint she had filed at Jinja Road against a Bugolobi based Ugandan Senior Prophet TJ Collins alias Daddy Collins alias Joseph Collins Twahirwa
The three police officers – including detectives Sgt Doreen Oyera, Cpl Judith Akite and Constable Joyce Ayereget – all attached to Jinja Road Police Station are said to have cornered Anda, under the influence of Twahirwa in a bid to restrict her from pursuing the matter further.
According to a statement at the Criminal Investigations Directorate – CID, Anda came to Uganda on the invitation of Pastor Twahirwa of the Epikaizo Ministries International – arriving in the country at the suspect’s home in Bugolobi on December 12, 2022.
Upon arrival, the pastor reportedly confiscated her passport LV4336528 in addition to her Visa. The same Pastor is said to have robbed her of $300 and Euro400 – eventually raping her. Anda said she was advised to file a case at Jinja Road Police station.
But from there, the detectives conspired with Pastor Twahirwa and handed over her travel document in addition to forcing her to sign for an amount of money in Ugandan Currency. Anda further told the CID team at the headquarters in Kibuli that Jinja road detectives had also forced her to sign a document acknowledging receipt of all her belongings – including the money in addition to withdrawing the case.
Maj. Tom Magambo, the CID Director reportedly ordered the arrest of the three detectives at Jinja road – effecting the order on Sunday.
The CID team established that the three officers had conspired with Twahirwa to ensure Anda left Uganda sooner than later since her Visa was expiring on January 16.
Police Deputy Police Spokesperson, Clare Nabakka confirmed the arrest of the three detectives – adding that the trio would face charges of irregular conduct contrary to section 44 of the Police Act as Twahirwa awaits to be arraigned before court on charges related to robbery and raped.
Sources revealed that the CID Directorate had since linked up with the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control –DCIC – extending Anda’s stay in Uganda in a bid to ensure that the case was handled to its finality.