Kisoro Businessman Arrested for Defiling 17-Year-Old and Forcing her to Abort
The Directorate of CID is actively investigating a prominent Estate and fuel dealer in Kisoro district identified as Ndikuyezi Ramathan on allegations of Aggravated Defilement and procurement of Abortion, against a 17-year-old female S.3 student, in one of the schools in Kisoro district.
Enanga Fred, the Police Spokesperson revealed in a statement that during the COVID lockdown, the victim approached the suspect for a job at his petrol station. The suspect instead promised her a job in his estate business. It is during one of the inspections of his estate business, that they got involved and started a love affair until April 2022, when the victim realized she was pregnant and tried to abort secretly, with the help of a medic in Kisoro.
After which, the victim fled to Kampala where she got a job as a maid at Musawo’s in Bukasa. She however, developed complications and was rushed to Quatum Medical Facility, where it was established that the fetus was still stuck in her womb. The victim was transferred to Nsambya Hospital for better treatment.
Enanga applauded the officers from the Sexual and Gender Based Violence Department, CID KMP and Kisoro Territorial Police for taking aggressive action to thoroughly investigate the disturbing allegations. They are pursuing all venues, including DNA and other scientific tests against the samples taken from the suspect and the victim.
The matter was since gained attention in Kisoro and Kigezi region. Although the victim claims she is 19, her parents claim she is 17 years.
“We are treating the matter as a priority and will ensure the rights of the victim are protected. What she has endured is painful and our team of counsellors are handling her with sensitivity and respect, said Enanga in a statement.
The suspect will be charged with Human trafficking, Aggravated Defilement and Procuring an abortion.