Catholic priest Jacinto Kibuuka, has been charged and remanded to Luzira Prison over allegedly torturing a 14-year-old boy at Mamre International Prayer Centre, Namugongo in Wakiso district.
Kibuuka, now the Bishop of the Evangelical Orthodox Church, is accused of torturing the minor, a pupil of Christ the King Junior School, Namungoona.
Police investigations show that Kibuuka allegedly tortured the boy, claiming he had stolen sh40,000.
Last week, the Police opened a criminal case against Kibuuka following a complaint from the landlady, Ruth Nakimbugwe.
Detective Assistant Superintendent of Police Andrew Nizeyimana preferred a charge of aggravated assault against Kibuuka and released him on Police bond.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions consented to the charge.
However, on Wednesday (August 24), Kibuuka was re-arrested and kept in a Police cell until Thursday, when he was arraigned before Kira Chief Magistrates’ Court to answer the charges.
Kira Grade One Magistrate Ivan Seguya read out the charges to the accused, but stopped Kibuuka from pleading to the charge, saying he had no powers to handle the case.
“This court has no jurisdiction to try this offence. Therefore, you will plead to the charge before the Chief Magistrate,” Seguya said.
The court heard that the matter is still under investigation.
Kibuuka is charged with aggravated assault. If found guilty, he is liable to life imprisonment.