By Spy Uganda
The latest news about Uganda’s trending sharpshooter and merciless bonking master Jerome is that he has been released after surviving being stabbed with a spear in another man’s bed.
According to the statement seen by this website from Nyamitanga Police Station – no.CRR 38/2020, Jerome’s release came after the complaint lost interest from the case after filing new crimes of criminal trespass and theft.
Below Is Police’s Full Statement On Jerome;
“On Sunday, 20/12/2020 case of criminal trespass and theft of money worth UGX5 million plus land agreements papers was registered at Nyamitanga police station by Birungi Michael,43, an accountant, resident of Kyera Cell, Birere sub-county in Isingiro district after finding Jerome Mugenyi,37,resident of Kasusu Fort Portal in his matrimonial bed naked”. reads the statement.
Birungi alleges that Jerome slept with his wife Musiimenta Irene, a teacher at Ntare school Mbarara but Jerome also claims that Irene is a cousin sister, not his lover as alleged.
According to Irene, she filed for divorce in courts of law months back and is no longer living with Michael as husband and wife but are just raising their two children and have not been together for the last six months.
”The allegations of theft of UGX5 million and land agreement papers were false as the land agreement papers were found in the house.”
Meanwhile, Rwizi region police spokesperson,ASP Samson Kasasira has confirmed that after the involvement of both families yesterday 22/12/2020, the complainant lost interest in the case writing an additional statement, closed the case hence police releasing the suspects (Jerome, Irene, and another male who has been a guard and casual worker at Michael’s home).
Legal Perspective About Jerome’s Fate
According to bare foot lawyers, Jerome’s act is called Adultery which is no longer a criminal offence in Uganda.
The Constitutional Court scrapped it from the Penal Code because the adultery law prescribed different penalties and remedies for men and women.
According to that law, only married men could accuse others of adultery. In fact, an aggrieved husband was compensated with sh1,200, but an aggrieved wife got nothing if her husband the one caught in adultery.
So, for the ‘adulterous’ few out there, the law did you a favour.
However, it also means that Jerome could not possibly be arrested for adultery. If that is the case, then the police and that husband with a spear are doing something illegal and Jerome can sue them for malicious prosecution. (Arresting someone without reason).