The Observer (Kampala)

Uganda: Cop Remanded Over Defilement

A police constable in Tororo was last week remanded to Morukatipe prison, after he allegedly defiled a 14-year-old girl behind the counter of the police post where she had sought safety.

Police said Alfred Owondo, attached to Tuba police post in Mollo sub-county, was charged at the Tororo magistrate's court on Friday, and remanded till January 7. It is said the suspect committed the offence on the night of December 6.

Michael Odongo, the Malaba regional spokesman, said the girl was travelling from Kampala to Rubongi sub-county when she got lost. She went to Tuba police station, where the suspect allegedly defiled her, before he was found out by another officer. Odongo said Owondo, 45, would be prosecuted.

Meanwhile, the court also remanded a middle-aged woman from Angololo village in Kwapa sub-county, after she allegedly killed her husband and nine-year-old daughter.

Police said the woman mixed love potions in her husband's food in a bid to keep him from straying. But the food ended up killing both David Ekweny and his daughter who shared the food. The woman, Masiliana Amweno, has denied mixing love potions with the food. She said she only got potions for mixing with bathing water.

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