BUGWERI, UGANDA: Residents of Ibaako village, Ibulanku Sub-county in Bugweri district on Wednesday handed over the Imam of Namadi Masjid to police for allegedly having sexual intercourse with his granddaughter aged between 15 and 17. The Masjid is located in Busesa, Bugweri district.
Muhammad Mugoya was arrested by locals led by the Chairperson LC 1 of Ibaako village, Kirunda David, and handed to police for investigations.
One of the residents identified as Namumbya Rebecca says that they were concerned and the suspect accepted committing the offense. She adds that it’s his habit and he rapes old ladies and young girls.
”He raped his granddaughter and accepted, it’s his habit and he has many habits like raping old ladies, young girls and stealing a chicken,” Namumbya said.
Another resident, Kakaire Sulaiman said that it didn’t start yesterday but he has been practicing bad habits for some time. Adding that they thought of following Quran teaching by beating him but locals found themselves without authority to punish him and decided to hand him to security.
”He has been involved in but acts and today confessed before us and he requested for forgiveness that we cane him like the Quran teaches but we found ourselves without any authority to punish him but opted for handing over to police for investigations,” said Kakaire.
The area LC 1 Chairperson Kirunda David confirmed the incident saying that they held a security meeting on the matter after getting him red-handed having sex with his granddaughter.
He adds that the girl whose name is withheld ran away and didn’t turn up for the meeting but the locals and the suspect’s clan members suggested that they cane him 100 sticks as the Quran teaches but the village leadership found it unlawful in case he got a problem and since decided to take him to police.
”The girl ran away and didn’t turn up for the meeting but the locals and the suspect’s clan members of ‘Abaise Wakooli’ suggested that they cane him 100 sticks as the Quran teaches but the village leadership found it unlawful in case he got a problem, and they since decided to take him to police for investigations,” Kirunda said.
Kirunda adds that he has been practicing criminal acts like defiling young girls, stealing animals, having sexual affairs with his daughter-in-law, among others. Kirunda suggested to the Islamic leadership that they direct him to stop preaching the word of Allah given his unclean behaviors.
”He stole a cow, he rapes girls, he had sexual affairs with his daughter-in-law and now he was found having sex with his granddaughter. We urge the Islamic leadership that even if these issues are sorted, he should not resume with preaching the word of Allah since he’s playing with it,” Kirunda pleaded before saying that the village Leadership resolved to hand Mugoya to police and they start investigating his behaviors.