Police in Gulu District are holding a 60-year-old renowned business man over defiling a 15-year-old girl.
The suspect was arrested by police on Monday after a photo of him and the half-naked minor was leaked on social media.
The Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson Jimmy Patrick Okema told Daily Monitor in an interview Wednesday that the suspect is being detained at Gulu Central Police Station.
He noted that police picked interest in the matter after concerned citizens reported the suspect to police.
Mr Okema, however, noted that they are still searching for the girl and her relatives to get statements from them on the allegations.
“We are detaining the suspect but our hands are tight on investigation because the minor and her relatives haven’t been got yet. We are appealing to whoever knows them to report to the police,” Mr Okema said.
The Police 2017 crime report released last week indicates that a total of 286 girls were defiled in Gulu District alone in 2017.