A pastor in Mukono district charged with defiling a 17-year-old school girl has been remanded to Luzira Prison.
Sebastian Mbuya of Delivering Power Centre International in Kitega village, Mukono municipality appeared before Mukono chief magistrate Mary Ikiti on Tuesday.
He was arrested by the Police on September 10, 2012 from Bamboo Guest House in Mukono town where he was allegedly having sex with the girl.
However, Mbuya who refers to himself as a prophet pleaded not guilty. He applied for bail but his surety Jimmy Mugambe, a resident of Kikooza village in Mukono central division failed to present substantive documents to court.
Mugambe presented an identity card which was issued in 2009 and showing him as a resident of Wantoni village in Mukono municipality.
The prosecutor Hussein Ntalo Nasuulu asked court to remand Mbuya as the investigations in the case continue.
Ikiti remanded Mbuya to Luzira prison until October 1, when he will re-appear in court for mention of the case.
In his statement at Mukono Police station, Mbuya said he had gone to visit the lodge following rumors that it was on sale and had interest in buying it.
He said that when he reached there, he waited for the owners but he could not see any and he decided to rest as he was by that time very tired.
Police detectives arrested Mbuya with a student at around mid-night in the lodge. The girl who had first said that she was 18 years, was taken to a Police surgeon in Kampala who proved that she was 17 years old.
The girl later changed her statement to say she was ordered to tell Police that she was 18 years yet in actual fact she was 17 years. She said Mbuya had threatened her with death if she resisted his sexual advances to her.