Police in Wakiso District have arrested Ibrahim Abdul Shakur Twebaze, 67, for defiling his own daughter.
According to Luke Owoyesigyire, KMP Deputy Spokesperson, local leaders of Bujuuko, Ntinda Village in Mende Sub County on Tuesday rescued a 15-year-old girl and her brother, who had been locked inside the house by Twebaze, their father.
“The local leadership in the area received information that Twebaze had continuously locked his two children in the house without letting them go out for quite a long time,” he said in a statement issued on Wednesday.
Owoyesigyire said that officers at Mende Police visited Twebaze’s House and the two children were found “living in a “sorry condition.”
“The girl was found locked inside the main house while the boy was inside a storage room living in filthy conditions. It is alleged that the boy was given his food ration through an opening in the door of a tiny room, in which he was confined,” he revealed.
The detectives interviewed the girl, who informed police that she had been defiled by her father for quite a long time and she was pregnant with his child.
“She also informed police that in 2020, her father married her off to his friend only identified as Sheikh Muhammad. She said Sheikh Muhammad was very violent and abusive so she escaped from his home,” Owoyesigyire said.
Adding: “The girl returned back to her father’s home while pregnant and her father took her to a clinic in Mulago where she aborted. After the abortion, the father also started abusing her sexually and she is currently two months pregnant.”
Twebaze has been arrested on allegations of defilement, child torture and aiding abortion.
Owoyesigyire noted that the hunt for Sheikh Muhammad is on and he will be arrested on allegations of defilement.
“Medical examinations have been carried out on the children and results will be attached on the case file which will be forwarded to the Resident State Attorney for legal advice today Wednesday,” he said.