Busia police officer caught having sex with COVID-19 patient in quarantine centre.

Busia police officer caught having sex with COVID-19 patient in quarantine centre.

He was caught having sex with a female COVID-19 patient quarantined at the Agricultural Training Centre (ATC) in Busia.

A middle-aged police officer has been arrested and quarantined after he was caught having sex with a female COVID-19 patient quarantined at the Agricultural Training Centre (ATC) in Busia.

The ATC quarantine facility is usually guarded by three police officers and three prison warders around the clock. The centre admits COVID-19 patients from the Busia GK Prison and the neighbouring community. The two groups (inmates and ordinary citizens) are, however, kept in separate wards.

At 10pm Thursday, one of the prison warders manning the facility, identified as Police Constable Emmanuel Ng’etich, began engaging a COVID-19 patient in a conversation. Another prison warder, Police Constable Jeff Obondo, who was puzzled by Ng’etich’s actions, went to the guardroom, where he informed his colleagues about what Ng’etich was doing.

“All the officers [thereafter] went to check what was happening. However, they did not find Ng’etich and the COVID-19 patient. [As a result], they became suspicious and started looking around. Several minutes past 10pm, they heard noise and commotion emanating from the women’s ward,” says a police report filed at the Busia Police Station at 00:30am Friday, July 17.

“The police officers rushed there and found all the female patients outside, complaining that Police Constable Ng’etich was raping the lady [she had earlier struck a conversation with].”

Authorities say when they went into the woman’s room, they found her and Ng’etich naked in bed.

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Lukwago Joseph grew up in a newspaper family, and rumor has it that instead of playing the guitar in his infancy, his parents put a reporter’s notebook and a pen next to him shortly after he turned born eight years. Before becoming editor of UGANDANZ, Lukwago was a parliament news editor for WBS TV. He joined UGANDANZ in July 2018, A few months after the company launched. Lukwago also spent five years as a freelance reporter, where he covered reporting for the highest bidder, intelligence, foreign policy, and Ugandan police. Lukwago graduated from Makerere University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism and worked on his college newspaper.