New evidence deals big twist to Penny Appeal child abuse and rape case as justice ministry ends case

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The ministry of justice has announced discontinuing a criminal case against officials of charity organization Penny Appeal.

The ministry had taken some officials of the organization to court on charges of rape and operating a child centre without approval.

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But in a statement on Monday, the ministry said it uncovered new evidence in the course of the proceedings that suggests that the persons who were charged in “this case were not linked to commission of offences”/

“Therefore the ministry deemed it appropriate under the circumstances to suspend this case through the filing of a Nolle and redirect the office of the Inspector General of Police to carry out further investigation into the matter with a view to bring the actual culprits to justice,” the ministry said.

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