“Is there any relative of Desire Luzinda here? I apologize to her,” New Vision quotes Rev. Fr. Simon Lokodo, the minister of Ethics and Integrity as saying.
Lokodo was addressing a sensitisation workshop on pornography on Tuesday, last week.
The half day workshop was organised by the Directorate for Ethics and Integrity (DEI), Uganda AIDS Commission and Family Life Network, a Non-Government Organisation (FLN) at Fairway Hotel in Kampala.
Lokodo confessed publically that what singer Desire Luzinda went through was “total malice”.
“I was so rough on her and I wanted her apprehended,” he said.
He added: “I asked her, why did you do this? But she pleaded her innocence, saying she was not the one who leaked her own nudes but rather her estranged lover.”
Late last year, Desire Luzinda’s naked pictures were leaked to media almost breaking down internet in Uganda.
It was later discovered that the pictures were leaked by her estranged lover, the Nigerian national, Franklin Emuobor.
The Nigerian was later reported to had been arrested by Interpol in Dubai but the report turned out to be lacking.
Meanwhile in Uganda, the shamed Desire was condemned to the point of running away from her home to seek refuge at her grandparents’ home in Ibanda district.
She was nearly driven to suicide.
Police then mounted a hunt for her on orders of Lokodo.
Sometime after, Desire voluntarily took herself to Naguru police headquarters and made a statement before SSP Polly Namaye, the deputy police spokesperson.
She was spared arrest as she reported people trailing her with bad intentions.
Following Desire’s incident, the determined Lokodo gave another order for the arrest of all prostitutes in Kampala.