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Uganda: Police hunt for Mr Chris Mubiru a sodomy suspect
The Uganda Police have written to the International Police (Interpol) to arrest a sports manager, Mr Chris Mubiru, whose photographs appeared in a local tabloid, allegedly having sexual intercourse with different youths.
Police have opened a general inquiry file and want Mr Mubiru, who the government claim has left the country, to report to their officers for interrogation.
The Uganda Media Centre executive director, Mr Fred Opolot, said in a press statement yesterday that the videos obtained by the police seem to suggest that Mr Mubiru is luring minors into sexual harassment.
“In this regard, Uganda Police has sent out a request to Interpol to arrest Mr Mubiru wherever he has escaped to and hand him over to Uganda Police for further interrogation,” Mr Opolot said.
Since the photographs of the sports manager having intercourse with youth appeared in the papers, many people have condemned the act.
It is not yet established where Mr Mubiru allegedly carried out the sexual acts. Some of the photographs appear to be acts of sodomy, which is a crime in the country.
Mr Opolot said they have confirmed that Mr Mubiru left the country on Saturday aboard a Turkish Airways plane number 606 and “he is believed to have headed to either USA or Canada”. “Government is therefore appealing to the public who have empirical evidence regarding these heinous acts by a one Chris Mubiru and others to report to the Police,” he said.