By Our Reporter
High Court in Kampala has remanded a 53-year old boda-boda man to Luzira prison for allegedly defiling and infecting his 11-year old grandchild with HIV.
Plugensio Ssebandeke had his charge of aggravated defilement read to him after spending close to three years on remand before Justice Jane Frances Abodo, but he denied the offence.
Prosecution states that on December 29, 2015, at Kabowa in Kampala district, Ssebandeke performed a sexual act with a girl aged 11 well knowing of his HIV status.
Court heard that the victim was staying with her grandmother Fatuma Nalwadda at Kabowa Simbwa zone and the accused person was married to Fatuma.
It’s alleged that before the incident, the accused asked the victim to sleep with him on the same bed so that he purportedly teaches her something.
According to the documents on Court records, the victim rejected the request and ran away but on December 29th2015 the accused steal fully asked the victim again to escort him to a neighboring shop and bring sugar home.
However, instead of buying sugar he led her at the back of the nearby toilet and defiled her.
The judge has now set December 3, 2018, for the hearing.