40-year-old man on the run over aggravated defilement and impregnating his 16-year-old daughter
Police in Sheema district are hunting for a 40-year-old man over aggravated defilement and impregnated her biological daughter of 16 years.
Martial Tumusiime, the greater Bushenyi region police spokesperson confirmed the incident and identified the suspect as Tumusiime Nelson, 40, a peasant, a resident of Kagango cell, Kagango Division, Sheema municipality in Sheema District.
Tumusiime also identified the victim as Aryandinda Rinah,16, a pupil at Unique nursery and primary school in P.3 class and a biological daughter to the suspect.
He revealed that it was reported that the suspect and his wife separated many years ago and the victim had been staying with the mother until last year in September when the mother brought her to the farther, and she started staying with the suspect, her siblings and the grandmother.
It is said that during the month of August 2023 the suspect started defiling the victim from his bedroom and warned her never to tell anyone.
Tumusiime further added that this month, the victim started feeling pain in her stomach which prompted the suspect (her father) to take her to Kabwohe health centre IV for treatment and on examining her, the doctor discovered that the victim was pregnant.
The suspect became suspicious when the doctor started interrogating the victim on who was responsible for her pregnancy, so he ran away and abandoned the victim in the hospital, police was informed and recovered the victim.
Tumusiime however said that the inquiries are ongoing and efforts are being made to have the suspect arrested.