Gulu | The Northern Link UG | A 27-year-old man accused of impregnating a mentally ill woman has been remanded to Gulu Central Prison.
Brian Ocaya, appeared before Gulu Grade One magistrate, Kwezira Vian on Thursday.
The prosecution told the court that Ocaya who is a resident of Te Olam village, Paicho sub county in Gulu District between October 2017 and March 2021, well knowing that the 23-year-old woman is mentally ill had unlawful carnal knowledge with her.
The magistrate Kwezira did not allow Ocaya to enter any plea saying his court has no jurisdiction to hear the case.
Kwezira remanded Ocaya until August 10, 2021, when he will appear before the Chief Magistrate Court for plea taking.
Ocaya was also charged for defiling the 23 years old woman contrary to section 129 of the Penal Code Act.
According to the prosecution, the mother of the woman realized that she was pregnant and later revealed that Ocaya had been inviting her into his house for sex.