Charles Twiine, the Spokesperson of Criminal Investigations Directorate says that Rugambwa was re-arrested to answer a fresh charge triable only at Utilities Court at Buganda Road .
Police in Luwero has rearrested a man who claims to be a son
of Joseph Kibwetere after he was found in possession of wildlife protected species.
Two weeks ago, Police in Luwero arrested Juvenal Rugambwa aged
57 years a resident of Kilambula village in Zirobwe sub county.
Rugambwa was arrested after residents reported to Police that he had dug a grave to bury a stepchild aged 10 years who was still alive. Police with support from FIDA
transferred the sick child to Luwero hospital for treatment.
Rugambwa told Police that he dug
the grave to bury the sick child in case she died because efforts to treat her had
not yielded any positive results.
On Tuesday, Rugambwa appeared before Luwero Chief Magistrate
Samuel Munobe and charges of child trafficking were read to him. Rugambwa denied the charges and was released on bail. But
immediately Police re-arrested and transferred him back to Luwero Central
Police Station cells.
Charles Twiine the Spokesperson of Criminal Investigations
Directorate says that Rugambwa was re-arrested after Police recovered four live tortoises kept at his home.
Twiine added that Rugambwa will be picked from Luwero Central
Police Station and transferred to the Utilities Court in Kampala city to face
the charges of being in
possession of wildlife species which is prohibited by the Wildlife act.
Uganda Wildlife Authority has since picked and
transferred the tortoises to a protected area.
Bashir Hangi, the spokesman of Uganda
Wildlife Authority says that it is unlawful for any person to keep a tortoise
without a license from the Authority.
According to section 71 (1) (b) of Wildlife Act 2009, any
person found in possession of, sells, buys, or accepts the transfer of
protected species commits an offense and shall be liable to a fine not
exceeding ten thousand currency points or life imprisonment or both.
Rugambwa on arrest told Police and journalists that he is
the second born of genocidaire Joseph Kibwetere.
In 2000, Rugambwa was pictured with a photograph of
Kibwetere at their family house located at Kabumba village.
Kibwetere was a leader of the Movement for Restoration of
the Ten Commandments, a cult that believed the world would come to an end at the
turn of the millennium.
They committed the infamous cult massacred 778 of its members in Kanungu
district when they locked them inside a church, with the doors and windows
nailed shut from the outside before they set it alight.