Obed-Ebong denied any wrongdoing. He however, acknowledged hosting the girl at his home but added that they prayed while 'seated on chairs'.
By Tito Brilliant Okello
A catechist is in the spotlight for allegedly defiling a 16-year-old primary seven pupil.
Ikica Obed-Ebong is a catechist of Lapul Gweng Obura Church of Uganda in Ato Parish, Lapul sub county in the northern District of Pader.
The suspect allegedly spent the Monday night with the minor ‘locked in prayers’.
The parents of the victim, residents of Laloki Village, told Radio Rupiny on Tuesday that one of their daughters informed them on Monday night that her elder sister was missing.
The father of the girl, Muluka John Geng who is also a catechist, said his daughter returned home at 4:00am and told them that she had gone to the catechist's home for prayers, following ‘a demonic attack’ in the night.
This prompted her parents to alert neighbors who stormed Obed-Ebong's home in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.
When asked, Obed-Ebong denied any wrongdoing. He however, acknowledged hosting the girl at his home but added that they prayed while 'seated on chairs'.
During the inquest, another 20-year-old woman was discovered in the catechist’s bed.
The OC station of Pajule Outpost, Abed Mayanza, said the case was registered at the station and it is being investigated.
Catechist accused of preying on P7 pupil