NTUNGAMO – Police in Ntungamo are holding a manager of a Microfinance organization (Bay port financial services) Ntungamo branch for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old student.
Police say Mr Amon Mugumya 36, allegedly aided the student to escape from her school St Gerald’s Secondary in Rukungiri district, into a lodge in Ntungamo town for a week.
The Ntungamo district police commander Mr Damian Katwesime confirmed the incident and the arrest of Mugumya
The DPC said this was the second time the girl had escaped with the same man from her former school St Rafeal Secondary Rwamagaya also in Rukungiri in June and later re-appeared after a series of radio announcements looking for her.
“This is not the first time this girl escapes from schools for this man. We got a tip of from the relatives and we mounted a search on suspicion that Mugumya has been her long-time lover and eventually found the duo together in a lodge,” Katwesiime said.
The brother to the girl Mr Nabort Asiimwe who reported her missing and later led police to arrest Mr Mugumya said they had thought the girl had been kidnapped from school the first time she went missing from her former school.
Police say they have since made medical examinations on the girl and Mr Mugumya confirming defilement.
The medical report also confirmed both Mugumya and the girl had gonorrhea which may have resulted from sexual intercourse.