By Ambrose Kweronda
Police in Rukungiri District have in detention two Uganda People’s Defense Forces UPDF soldiers on allegations of defilement.
A source privy to this publication identified the suspects as Musasizi Godet and another one only identified as Muhoozi both residents of Kabashuri cell but soldiers from 2nd Mountain Battalion, Mountain Division, Muhoti Fort Portal.
Police got to know about this case after it was reported at Kiyenje Police Post by Muhereza Deus 40, a businessman and resident of Nyakagyera cell, Burora Parish in Nyarushanje Sub-county, Rukungiri District.
Muhereza who operates a shop that doubles as a bar reported the case after getting information that his two biological daughters aged 15 and 17 years (names withheld) were defiled by two UPDF men.
Muhereza who at times is helped by the two victims at the shop got information that his two daughters were having sex with soldiers in a farm at around 2:00am.
He fiercely proceeded to the scene and found them engaged in sexual acts erupting into a scuffle until he managed to arrest one of the soldiers.
Muhereza proceeded with the suspect to Kiyenje Police Post where he was instead arrested for assaulting the defiler and in the process of being forced to compensate the soldier after hours in detention, top Rukungiri District Police officer got Information and intervened.
The two soldiers who were at police were then arrested and transferred to Rukungiri as the case of defilement was opened against them.
Information obtained by this reporter indicates that the duo UPDF men are currently in custody at Rukungiri police after the two victims admitted having sex with them.
Our anonymous source confided to our reporter that medical reports indicate that the sexual organs of the two minors were recently penetrated.
A whistle blower has come out to condemn an arbitration that the victims’ parent had wanted to engage in with the defilers in trying to have them released before prosecution.
The whistle blower asserts that given the rate at which teenage pregnancy has taken toll with over 1,354 girls being victims in Rukungiri district, such a case must not be taken for granted.
The case of defilement has since been registered at Rukungiri Central Police Station under reference number CRB 1396/ 2021.
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