Crime

HOW A 15-YEAR-OLD MOTHER DUMPED OWN SON IN LATRINE

By Ahmed Matovu

NANSANA: The territorial police in Nansana have in custody a 15-year-old, teen mother on allegations of murdering her 6-week-old son identified as Bogere Ezra.

The Uganda Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga identified the suspect as Nalumansi Shanita, a resident of Nansana East A 1 zone, Nansana Municipality.

According to Enanga, the incident happened on 11.11.2022, and facts gathered indicate that the victim turned suspect, dropped out in P.7 after she was defiled and impregnated.

”After giving birth, her son was rejected by the alleged father, who claimed he wanted DNA proof,” Enanga said, adding that the teen mother who was practicing hairdressing from a local salon, faked the disappearance of her son claiming she had left her on the veranda at around 1.30pm.

The community members conducted a search in vain and reported the matter to police. It was at around 7:30pm that a group of concerned residents reported seeing the victim’s clothes in a latrine.

The scene was secured and the body of the victim retrieved on 12.11.2022. Upon further interrogation, the teen mother admitted to have dumped her baby in the latrine, after he was rejected and she had failed to provide for him.

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The police spokesperson said the offence is punishable thus cautioned teen mothers experiencing challenges to seek help from a number of shelters and babies’ homes.

Enanga adds that the teen suspect will be tried under the Juvenile Criminal System.

”We are also tracing for the alleged defiler and father to the Child victim. A separate casefile of Aggravated Defilement, has been opened,” he asserted.

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