The director and proprietor Wamala Mixed Day and Boarding Primary and Secondary school has been remanded on three counts of aggravated defilement and indecent assault. Asadu Wamala appeared in Mpigi Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday alongside the school matron, Halima Nansubuga, who is accused of aiding him to commit the crime. The chief magistrate, Muhammad Kasakya, didn’t allow Wamala to plead to the charges, saying his court lacks jurisdiction to hear the charges slapped against him. However, Nansubuga pleaded not guilty to the charges slapped against her. The chief magistrate remanded the duo to prison until January 7, 2020, when they will return to court for the mention of their case. Their lawyer, who declined to identify herself demanded copies of the statements recorded by the complainants but the state attorney, Timothy Aduti, said the case was still under investigations. According to the charge sheet, in the month of October this year, Wamala with the aid of Nansubuga defiled two teenagers aged 16 and 17 years old respectively. He was also accused of indecently assaulting another underage girl from the same school. Wamala was first arrested in October and taken to Mpigi Chief Magistrate’s Court where he was charged with indecent assault and granted bail. He was rearrested following the intervention of the president who wondered why Wamala was charged with indecent assault after sexually abusing teenagers. However, Wamala attributes his woes to a witch hunt by his business and political rivals. BY URN See related story on sexual harassment

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