By Watchdog reporter
A student accused of attempting to rape a girlfriend before she jumped out of the window is set to be released by police. Police says they have held the victim beyond 48 hours as required by law but there is no evidence pinning the suspect.
The 26-year-old Jeremiah Mugyema will be released on police bond after he denied raping Brenda Nakyejju, a fellow student at Makerere University studying Film and Drama.
Mugyema, a student of medicine was arrested last week after images of his “girlfriend” flooded social media that he had attempted to rape her but she jumped from his room, hurting herself in the process.
Police is wondering what a female student was doing a male hall of residence at night.
“Since Mitchel Hall is a male students’ hall of residence, we want to establish what she was doing there in the night,” said Kampala Metropolitan spokesman Emilian Kayima adding that Mugyema told police Nakyejju was actually his girlfriend, and the two had a cordial relationship.
He says, “We held the suspect beyond the 48 hours detention period because we had not yet got the victim’s side of the story, seeing as she was unconscious.” Nakyejju broke her jaws and limbs as she allegedly escaped the rapist.
She was later admitted to Mulago Hospital Intensive Care Unit and was discharged after a successful operation on her jaw.
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