Catechist Arrested in Oyam Over Defilement

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Police in Oyam district are holding a catechist over the allegation of defiling a 16-year-old pupil of St. Kizito Primary School

It is alleged that the catechist; Maxwell Okello alias Boniface aged 40, attached to St. Paul Acimi Church of Uganda in Acimi A village, Acimi parish Myene Sub County in Oyam district defiled the girl. 

Okello defiled the victim, a resident of Pogo village in Acimi parish Myene Sub County on August 30, 2021 when she went to him for prayers

The police spoke person for North Kyoga, Jimmy Patrick Okema has confirmed the arrest saying the matter was reported to police by the girl’s father

Okema says a file of aggravated defilement against Okello has been opened at Oyam Police Station under CRB number 317/2021

The LCIII chairman of Myene sub-county Patrick Olobo has asked the parents of the girl to pursue the matter until justice is offered to their daughter.

In another incident, Police in Loro is holding Solomon Ocan aged 26, on allegations of hitting his father with a big stick to death

It is alleged that on August 29,2021 at around 9 pm at Wigweng village, Alutkot parish in Oyam District, Patrick Jimmy Oyengo, 54, had a domestic misunderstanding with his wife which turned into a fight.

The son Solomon Ocan came in to intervene but instead hit the father badly and leaving him unconscious and died the following day from Aber Health center III where he was rushed for treatment

The case is registered at Loro Police Station under CRB 133/2021

First Published in the New Vision

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