16-YEAR-OLD GIRL ARRESTED FOR COMMITTING INFANTICIDE IN RUBANDA
By Ambrose Kweronda
Police in Rubanda is holding a 16-year-old girl in the custody on allegations of committing an infanticide of a young baby at birth.
The Kigezi Regional Police Spokesman ASP Elly Maate identified the lady as Edina Kobusingye 16 who is said to have committed the infanticide yesterday 20th March 2023 at Nyamiyaga village Igomanda parish Hamurwa Sub County.
It’s alleged that Kobusingye was impregnated by one Arinda Boaz, a village mate and left her with no help, and yesterday at around 08:00 am in the Morning she contracted labor pains.
She informed her father identified as Katurebe Herbert, who rushed her to the church for prayers instead of the hospital and with too much pain, she went into the pit latrine, squatted and pushed the baby into the pit latrine.
Coming to the notice of the area chairperson LC II Igomanda Mr. Justus Ensiteriyitu alerted the Police who swung into action, visited the scene and removed the body from the pit latrine with the help of the locals.
Postmortem was done, body taken by the relatives for burial and the girl was briefly held for questioning before taking her to Hamurwa health centre IV for medical examination.
Maate said that efforts to get the man who impregnated Edina arrested are being made who will after his arrest be charged with defilement.
The matter has been registered at Rubanda Central Police station under the file Number CRB 109/2023 as more Inquiries are being made.