MPIGI/GOMBA – The police in Kayabwe have in custody a suspect on charges of Aggravated Defilement, of a 4-year-old female juvenile.
While addressing the press on March 9, 20202 at police headquarters in Naguru, Police spokesperson CP Fred Enanga revealed that the unfortunate incident occurred on March 3, 2020, at around 10 am, at Lubanda B village, Nindye –Parish, Nkozi Sub County, Mpigi district.
According to Mr Enanga, the suspect who has been identified as Sseguya Godfrey, a 21-year-old, male adult, and casual worker from Kankobe village, found the 4-year-old victim alone, while her father was fetching firewood in the neighborhood.
“The victim responded to the cries by the daughter and found the suspect trying to escape from his house. He arrested and took him to the Vice Chairperson LCI. The victim had sustained semen around her private parts. She was rushed to Buwama Health Centre III for further treatment. The suspect was detained at Kayabwe Police Station,” Enanga explained
In a related incident, second case of Aggravated Defilement was registered where a one Kawesi Samuel, a 29-year-old peasant, of Kigo village, Bukandula Parish, Kabulasoke Sub-county, Gomba District met the 7-year-old female juvenile with her 3-year-old brother while going to fetch water from the borehole, on March 7, 20202, at Sali village, Kyegonza Sub-county, Gomba District.
“He tricked the victims’ young brother into going away and dragged the girl victim to a sugar plantation, where he defiled her from. She narrated the ordeal to her parents who reported to the police and inquiries instituted. The suspect was arrested and in custody,” said Enanga.
Mr Enanga noted that the two incidents clearly reveal how girl victims are vulnerable and targeted by sexual predators.
He thanked the parents and local council leaders for doing the right thing of reporting the matters to the police.
“We are deeply committed to thoroughly investigating these sexual acts of violence against young children and will ensure we fast track the cases through court,” he promised.