The police in Nakasongola district is hunting for a local pastor for allegedly defiling and impregnating a 16-year-old girl who was under his care.
The suspect has been identified as Pastor Henry Bogere Bisoboka of Rock of Salvation and Healing Ministries at Kageri village in Wabinyonyi sub-county.
It is alleged that pastor Bogere approached the girl’s auntie in Nakajooga village in Nakasongola town council four years ago and requested to stay with her after separating from his wife.
He also promised to pay for the girl’s education, which excited her aunties prompting her to surrender the child.
However, the family received a phone call from Nakasongola Secondary School in March this year, indicating that their daughter had been examined and found to be pregnant.
The girl’s father says that upon interrogation, she implicated pastor Bogere for defiling and impregnating her.
The pastor also admitted to the offence and offered to pay a fine of Shillings 2 million as well as care for the teenager. However, the girl’s father rejected the offer and reported the matter to Nakasongola Central Police Station for redress in vain.
The teenager alleges that the pastor defiled her severally but when she got pregnant he warned her against telling her parents with threats of stopping her education.
The pastor also gave her some drugs to terminate the pregnancy, which didn’t work.
Now, Phillip Mukasa, the Nakasongola District Police Commander says they have opened a case of aggravated defilement against Pastor Bogere and they are hunting for him.
According to Mukasa, he also got information that through friends, Bogere wanted to bribe the family to drop the case, which is unlawful because this is a capital offence.