Kisoro businessman investigated for alleged defilement

By APN Reporter

The Directorate of CID is actively investigating an alleged case of Aggravated Defilement and procurement of Abortion, against a 17-year-old female S.3 student, in one of the schools in Kisoro district, by Ramathan Ndikuyezu , a prominent Estate and fuel dealer in Kisoro district.

The facts gathered indicate 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 till April 2022, when the victim realized she was pregnant and tried to abort secretly, with the help of a medical person in Kisoro.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga says that due to much fear for her parents, the victim left for Kampala and got a job as a maid at Musawo’s in Bukasa.

She, however, developed complications and was rushed to Quantum 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.

The matter was since gained attention in Kisoro and Kigezi regions. Although the victim claims she is 19, her parents claim she is 17 years.

Police say that they are treating the matter as a priority and will ensure the rights of the victim are protected.

The victim is said to have endured a painful situation and a team of police counselors is handling her with sensitivity and respect.

We want to thank the parents for the courage they took to report the matter to the police, and the fact that the suspect is a prominent businessman who wields power and influence in Kisoro. It will lead other victimized parents to stand up to abusers, who victimize their children.