A woman is in trouble for falsely accusing local singer, Geoffrey William Kigozi aka Geosteady of child neglect.
Noreen Nalubega is in custody at Katwe Police Station custody on charges of giving police false information.
The suspect is a resident of Masajja zone, Makindye Sabagabo Municipality in Wakiso District.
Trouble for Nalubega started when she dragged Geosteady to Katwe Police Station claiming that he had neglected the child she sired with him.
In his statement, Kigozi distanced himself from Nalubega, saying he had nothing to do with her. He told police that he is ready to support the child if Nalubega provides proof that they have ever met anywhere or had a sexual relationship.
On Tuesday, Nalubega caused a scene and rolled on the ground when Kigozi visited Masajja zone together with his father and police insisting the artist is the biological father of her two-year-old child.
Police advised Kigozi to conduct a DNA test to settle the matter, which he accepted. The duo drove to MBN Clinical Laboratories on Nakasero Road for the test.
However, while at MBN, Nalubega informed police that she knew the biological father of her child but only wanted to get money from the singer leading to her arrest.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says Nalubega is being held on charges of giving police false information.
“She has told us that her child’s real father is Joshua Nyanzi Mukasa. We talked to Mukasa and he told us that he has been taking care of his child. Nalubega also accepts Mukasa takes care of his child,” Onyango said.
Mukasa has since recorded a statement over the matter, saying he wasn’t aware that Nalubega was giving his child to another man.
Onyango has warned members of the public against using the force to tarnish other people’s reputation.
He says the prosecution of Nalubega will serve as an example to others who might be having similar schemes of creating stories against public figures with intentions of getting money.
“Please don’t think you will use police to spoil other people’s names. We are charging her with giving false information,” Onyango said.
According to police, Nalubega might have fabricated the story with the hope that the artist will pay for her silence to protect his name.