Crime

Primary School Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Sodomising 18 pupils

The 40-year-old teacher is said to have committed the crime between January to May 2022 when he allegedly sodomized the young pupils aged 7-12 years.

BUTALEJA, UGANDA: A primary school teacher at Mabale Primary School in Butaleja district has been arrested on allegations of molesting and sodomising 18 male pupils.

The 40-year-old teacher whose name remained not mentioned so as not to jeopardize ongoing investigations is said to have committed the crime between January to May 2022 when he allegedly sodomized the young pupils aged 7-12 years.

Bukedi South Regional police spokesperson Mr. Moses Mugwe confirmed the report and said police detectives have already recorded statements from the headteacher and 13 of the victims involved.

“Our territorial police in Butaleja are investigating a case of sodomy against the primary school teacher under a general enquiry file. The case was reported by the school head teacher, Mr. David Nambula Magson,” Mr. Mugwe confirmed the report before adding that “medical examinations on the victims were to be done by the regional police surgeon.”

He also added that the scene of crime was visited by the detectives and well documented to aid in the ongoing investigations.

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“The Scene of crime was visited by police. The scene was well documented,” Mr Mugwe noted.  

When contacted for a comment on the incident, the Butaleja Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Ms Hajira Namagogwe condemned the alleged teacher’s act and called for the law to take its course on the culprit once found guilty.

The district secretary for gender, labour and social development, Ms Aidah Mugoya Nehole said “government should ensure the suspect is punished.” He should be disqualified from teaching.”

Police say the suspect who is currently detained at Butaleja Central Police station “will be charged accordingly after investigation.”


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