A 15-year-old girl and her brother, who had been locked inside the house by their father identified as Ibrahim Abdul Shakur Twebaze, have been rescued by police in Wakiso District working with local leaders of Bujuuko, Ntinda Village in Mende Sub County.
Luke Owoyesigyire the Deputy PRO KMP says 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.
The officers at Mende Police visited Twebaze’s House where they found two children living in a deplorable state.
The girl was found locked inside the main house while the boy victim was found inside the store 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.
Detectives interviewed the girl, who told them that she had been defiled by her father for quite a long time and she was pregnant with his child.
She also said that in 2020, her father married her off to his friend only identified as Sheikh Muhammad.
The girl added that Sheikh Muhammad was so violent and abusive that she escaped from his home. She returned back to her father’s home while pregnant.
The father then 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.
The police have arrested the father of the two children on allegations of defilement, child torture, and aiding abortion. The hunt for Sheik Muhammad is on and he will also be arrested on allegations of defilement.
Medical examinations have been carried out on the children and results will be attached to the case file and will be forwarded to the Resident State Attorney for legal advice today Wednesday.