Father Held for Defiling Own Daughters

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In short
The girl, who dropped out of school in primary 4, says that when her father realized that she was pregnant, he forced her to procure an abortion.

Police is holding Clement Bashaija, a traditional herbalist in Kinuuka ‘A’ village in Lyantonde district for allegedly defiling his three daughters. Bashaija was picked up by police on Friday on a tip off by one his victims. Martin Lubega, the Lyantonde District Criminal Investigations Officer says that the 17-year-old girl told police that the suspect defiled her and impregnated her in 2010. The girl, who dropped out of school in primary 4, says that when her father realized that she was pregnant, he forced her to procure an abortion.

The defilement victim says that Bashaija has been abusing them sexually together with her two sisters. Lubega says that the girl says that she decided to report the matter to police, because her father has been pestering them for sex. The girls told URN at Lyantonde police station that they took long to report because their father has been threatening to kill them, should they dare report them for sexually abusing them. Bashaija denies the accusations brought against him by her daughters, saying that they are intended to tarnish his name because he divorced their mother.
 
Martin Lubega, the Lyantonde District CID Officer says that investigations into the case are ongoing. He says that Bashaija will be charged with incest and defilement once the accusations are proved.  He decried the rampant cases of defilement in the district. According Lubega, they have registered 234 cases of defilement since the beginning of this year. He explains that 231 cases were referred to court resulting in the conviction of 209 defilers.

 

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