By Gad Masereka
Kampala: Police in Kampala on Thursday arrested a severely horny teacher of St. Peter’s Primary School Nsambya for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old pupil of the same school.
Deputy police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the matter and told the media that “A teacher (names withheld on request) has been arrested and charged with defilement as investigations into the matter continue.”
Owoyesigire revealed that the victim is a primary five pupil aged 13 years old, who was defiled by a 35-year-old teacher, who was reported by Eric Lukwago, the school security officer. Lukwago is also facing defilement charges.
Owoyesigyire said added that the suspects are detained at Kasawe police post, a few meters away from school.
The girl told her parents that since Primary Two the teacher had been asking her to take books to his home but every time she went there he would remove her underwear and sleep with her. He would then warn her not to tell anyone about it.
However , the Victim’s family told Spy Uganda that although police detectives took the girl to Mulago Hospital for checkup they have not released the medical report and that the matter is still under investigation.
The girl’s parents said they sought further medical examination which confirmed that she had been defiled.
However, this comes a few days after president Yoweri Museveni ordered the rearrest and prosecution of a secondary school director who was attested last week for defiling one of his students but shortly thereafter released by police under unclear circumstances.
According to a police report, a total of 15,366 defilement cases were reported in 2018 of which 11,586 cases were of simple defilement and 3,780 cases were of Aggravated Defilement. Teachers were responsible for over 182 aggravated defilement cases.
Defilement remains one of the commonest cases in several parts of Uganda but most cases are reported in Moroto district and the vice is affecting girl-child education in the district and the Karamoja sub-region as a whole.
The commonest suspects include teachers whose prosecution has also been a challenge.