Government wants rape suspects arrested, deported
Posted Wednesday, October 16 2013 at 01:00
The government has asked the Pakistan Consulate to work with the authorities here in identifying the three Pakistan nationals who went into hiding after they allegedly gang- raped a 23-year-old girl.
The minister of Ethics and Integrity, the Rev Fr Simon Peter Lokodo, while addressing a press briefing with the Pakistan consul, Mr Bonny Katatumba, and police at his office in Kampala on Monday, called for the immediate arrest and deportation of the three suspects.
Fr Lokodo demanded that the consulate collaborates with the police in arresting the three Pakistan nationals so that they are charged according to Ugandan laws and deported after serving their sentence.
“The government here shall not tolerate any person who behaves contrary to the laws of the country. The Pakistanis took advantage of the girl and if they are arrested, they shall be penalized and handed over to their country,” said Fr Lokodo.
Mr Katatumba condemned the action and insisted the perpetuators must be brought to book.“Such an incident had never happened among the Pakistan nationals in Uganda in the last 15 years. Justice must, however, prevail,” he said.
He said that among the five people who participated in the said gang- raping, only one is known to the consulate.