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Teacher in trouble for defiling, impregnating 15-year-old pupil

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Teacher in trouble for defiling, impregnating 15-year-old pupil

The police in Kwania District have in custody Okello Andrew a teacher at Ikwera Negri Primary School for defiling a 15 yrs old pupil.

According to SP Patrick Jimmy Okema the PRO-North Kyoga, it is alleged that in January this year, Okello picked the victim from night preps and defiled her inside the school salon.

He then warned her never to disclose the incident to anyone, or else she risked being expelled from school.

However, in July towards the end of term II, the Headteacher Ajwang Janet Lydia observed some unique body changes in the pupil and together with the senior woman teacher and her deputy they grilled her before calling the father Mr Onyong Denis to school to take her for medical examination at Lira Regional Referral Hospital.

The results confirmed by the doctor indicated that the minor was pregnant, forcing her to disclose that she was defiled by a teacher identified as Okello Andrew.

Subsequently, on 29th July 2022, a case file of aggravated defilement was registered by the child’s father at the Regional CID’s office leading to the arrest of the suspect.

He is currently detained at Kwania CPS. Police forms 24 and 3 have been issued for medical examination to both the suspect and the victim respectively, while statements have been recorded from relevant witnesses and attached to the file.

Detectives led by the Regional CID visited the scene of the crime. The file is being compiled for submission to the Resident State Attorney for perusal and advice before arraigning him to court on charges of aggravated defilement.

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