Police in Bukomansimbi District in central Uganda are holding a youth councillor who also doubles as a primary school director for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old girl.

The victim, a senior one student at Bukomansimbi Secondary School told police that the 30-year-old suspect grabbed her and forced her into an incomplete building in Bukomansimbi town where he defiled her at around 8pm Thursday.

The District Police Commander, Mr Sowedi Mansour said they had detained the suspect following the girl’s report.

“We have in our custody Mr Joseph Luwaga, a youth councillor in Bukomansimbi District as we carry out further investigations,” the DPC said.

Mr Edward Kakande, the victim’s father said his daughter had gone to buy supper in town when the suspect intercepted her.

“She returned home crying and when we asked her what had happened, she told us Luwaga had raped her. We advised her to go to police and report the matter,” Mr Kakande said.