By Sylvia Kugonza
Police in Fort Portal are holding a 40 year old man from Gweri Karambi Sub County Kabarole district for allegedly defiling his 15 year old daughter.
The Rwenzori West police spokes person Lydia Tumushabe has identified the suspect as Karugaba John.
According to Lydia, in July 2018 while in Gweri, Karugaba defiled own daughter after the victim’s aunt that she was staying with left her alone in the house when she had gone for the night prayers.
After defiling her, the suspect is alleged to have intimidated her threatening to kill her if she says any word to anyone up to date.
However, the suspect shared the incident with a friend who tipped on the girl’s mother who informed the police yesterday leading to his arrest.
Tumushabe disclosed that during the interrogations, the child confirmed that her father used her but she got scared to report him after being intimidated.
The suspect is still at Fort portal police pending to be taken to court as police carry more investigations, according to Lydia.
However Tumushabe has warned mothers who abandon their girl children with their fathers after having misunderstandings.
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