A socialite was on Tuesday afternoon arrested by the police over her nude pictures and indecent video that were leaked on social media in May. According to reports, the Ugandan socialite identified as Judith Heard was arrested after she was sighted in public today – weeks after she had reportedly failed to respond to her repeated summons since police started investigations into her leaked nude pictures June.
Heard was seen covering her face at Kampala Central Police Station (CPS) in an attempt to evade the media.
“We had summoned her twice but she had adamantly refused to honour the summons. We decided to trace for her and we got her today. She has recorded a statement and we have her in our cells,” a police investigator who preferred anonymity said.
The investigator said Heard has become the third person to be arrested over leaked nudes since a General Enquiries File (GEF 28/2018) was opened in June on orders of the anti-pornography desk at the Ethics ministry.
Police said two more socialites, Don Zella and Jack Pemba’s arrest warrants were issued. Three people including a Uganda Christian University (UCU) student, Lillian Rukundo and blogger Ashburg Kato, were arrested early this month and have since been charged and remanded.
The investigator said that in her statement at CPS, Heard said her nude pictures were leaked by her former boyfriend.