Crime

ARUA: STEP-FATHER ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY DEFILING DAUGHTER

By Moses Alinda

ARUA: Police in Arua district have arrested and detained Emvi Victor 35, on allegations of defiling a 12-year-old girl.

The West Nile Region Police Spokesperson Josephine Angucia says the suspect is a resident of Anya village Anzuu parish Vurra Subcounty in Arua district.

According to the regional police mouthpiece, the suspect who happens to be a step-father to the 12-year-old victim committed the act on the night of 19th November 2022.

”The victim’s mother left them at home and went for a funeral rite. When the mother returned home the next day on 20th November 2022, she narrated what her step-father did to her at night,” Angucia explained.

The victim’s mother first reported to the area LC1 chairman and later proceeded to inform her relatives.

It was her relatives who reported to the police of Vurra Police Station.

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Angucia adds that a case of aggravated defilement was opened, investigations started and the suspect was arrested on 20th November 2022.

Further inquiries indicate that the victim is a primary three pupil of a primary school in Vurra Subcounty, Arua district.

Angucia says that the casefile was compiled and forwarded to Resident State Attorney Arua for legal advice and sanctioning.

Up on sanctioning of the casefile, the suspect will be forwarded to court to answer to the charge of aggravated defilement.

Aggravated defilement is a capital offence only triable by the high Court and the maximum punishment to those convicted guilty is to suffer death.

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