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Ibanda: 26 year old man arrested for raping 84 year old woman

Police in Ibanda sdistrict have arrested a 26 year old man on accusations of rape.

The suspect identified as Kenneth Asaba, 26, reportedly attacked 84 year old Genencio Kobutengye, a resident of Katengure cell, Mabona Parish in Ibanda south, raped and robbed her on Tuesday night.

Kobutengye, narrated to our reporter that on Tuesday last week, Asaba hid under her bed until midnight when no one would save the situation as he forced Kobutengye into sexual intercourse.

She added that Asaba took advantage of her old age as a weakness to lure her into sexual-intercourse.

Kobutengye also revealed that after forcing her into intercourse, Asaba also
asked for money which he went to pick from the kitchen which prompted her to make an alarm to seek help from the neighborhood.

Brian Atuhaire, the grandson to the victim told our reporter that the
rapist used the chance when he had gone away for a one day internship study.

Alex Gumoshabe, the area LC I chairperson confirmed the rape incident adding that the suspect was arrested and detained at Mabona Police station from where he was transferred to Ibanda Central Police Station for prosecution.

Gumoshabe also told our reporter that Asaba was previously released from prison on charges of theft and he has a track record of crime in his village.

Noeline Naluyange, the OC Mabona police station said that the suspect is under custody as investigations into the matter continue.

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