Veteran journalist Andrew Mujuni Mwenda can now breathe after singer Sheebah Karungi told detectives at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID) of Uganda Police Force that The Independent Magazine has never tried to rape her as alleged through certain sections of social media.
According to police spokesperson Fred Enanga CID has instituted inquiries into the alleged incident of indecent assault against Sheebah Karungi.
Enanga says that on May 17, Sheebah formally filed a complaint at CID headquarters.
The police publicist says that Sheebah has revealed the name of the person who wanted to force himself onto him, and that she clearly indicated that the man is not Mwenda.
“During the interaction with the CID officers, Sheeba revealed the details and the individual who was involved and the related circumstances,” noted Enanga. “In her complaint she clearly mentions the suspect and refutes the ongoing speculation in sections of the media that it was Andrew Mwenda.”
Enanga also saluted Sheebah for her boldness. “We do thank Sheeba for taking the courage to report the matter and assure the public that as Uganda Police we take matters of Gender Based Violence seriously,” he said,” adding that “a team of detectives has commenced investigations on the matter to ensure justice for the victim.”
Perhaps due to the sensitive nature of the matter, Enanga did not reveal the name of the person Sheebah told police detectives had tried to rape her. But the person’s identity is expected to be revealed once he is formally charged and committed to court of law for prosecution.
Last week, Sheebah shocked her fans when she came out and alleged that a prominent ‘role model’ almost forced himself on her as she slept in her car waiting to perform at an event. (Read Story Here).
Sheebah’s shocking revelations made her name, Andrew Mwenda, ‘beans’ and ‘finger’ trend on social media, with some claiming that the veteran journalist had attempted to ‘chew’ the singer ‘by fire by force.’ (Read Story Here).
Mwenda came out and denied ever attempting to force himself onto Sheebah. The media boss even claimed that he did not even know Sheebah. (Read Story Here).