Crime

BUKWO LC5 CHAIRMAN WANTED OVER DEFILEMENT

It is reported the victim left her parents’ home in Bukwo on the 28.11.2021, and came for holidays in Kampala.

By Ahmed Matovu

KAMPALA: Police are hunting for Chelimo Julius, the LC5 Chairman Bukwo district on allegations of trafficking and defiling a 16-year-old female juvenile and Secondary School Student, in one of the schools in Sebei region.

The Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says while in Kampala the victim visited a friend called Amidu Anthony, where she was lured into a friendship with the district chairperson.

It is reported the victim left her parents’ home in Bukwo on the 28.11.2021, and came for holidays in Kampala.

On 6.05.2022, the victim was picked up by a one Amisi Latif, at Usafi market and linked up with the suspect who was meeting for the victim at Shell Petrol Station in Kireka.

Enanga adds that Latif further transported them to Mbale, where the two (suspects and victim) slept at Starlight Hotel.

The victim however managed to sneak out of the Hotel on the 7.05.2022, and travelled back to her parents’ home in Bukwo.

Again, on 18.05.2022, her disappearance was caused from their home, and traced to the home of Chesang Doreen, a relative of the suspect and reunited with her family.

The victim was once again trafficked from their home, between May 2022 and 24.08.2022, and harboured at the home of the Chemutai Caroline in Budaka district, a cousin sister to the suspect. The suspect would occasionally pick her up, take her to a lodge and drop her home later.

The police spokesperson says that the victim is currently under the protection and care, of the Sexual and Gender Based Violence Unit of CID Headquarters while the manhut for the suspect is ongoing.

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