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Teacher arrested for ‘sodomizing’ child

Maato Muslim Primary School teacher in Kyanju, Ntugamo district is hehind bars over defilement. (PHOTO/File)

NTUNGAMO – The territorial Police in Rwizi has on Monday 17, June arrested a primary school teacher on allegations of sodomizing a 15-year-old boy.

The victim is a pupil in Maato Muslim Primary School in Kyanju, Ntugamo district where the accused has been teaching.

The 23-year-old teacher who has been identified as Mr. Igga Sudais Alais Kagame is a resident of Kyamuhunga village in Bwongera sub-county.

According to Police, Mr.Kagame has been sexually abusing the boy since February 2018 to May 2019.

The teacher had even threatened to kill the boy if he reported the matter.

“The matter was however reported to the police by the stepmother to the victim Nimwesiga Mackline, we commend her greatly as we encourage more parents, guardians, victims to always report such crimes to the police.” Police said in a statement.

Police has added that the victim was subjected to a medical examination on PF3 and its appendix whose results confirmed penetration and rapture of the anus.

Police further noted that there is need to educate and raise awareness among pupils and students on sexual crimes including acts of “grooming”.

“We call upon more victims if any to come forward and record their statements with the police.” Police remarked.

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