Amuria, (UG): The Territorial Police in East Kyoga Region are guarding a 53-year-old man after sustaining injuries from a mob who wanted to lynch him for attacking and raping his 100-year-old biological mother.
The suspect identified as Otude James is accused of raping his mother in an abomination on Friday, September, 08, at around 11 pm, at Olitoi cell, Asamuk Trading Centre in Amuria district.
The report was confirmed by Uganda Police spokesperson, Mr Fred Enanga who said that according to preliminary information gathered, the suspect reportedly broke into his mother’s house, tied her hands and legs, and raped her.
Enanga explained that the suspect who stays with his mother in the same homestead was living a single life after separating from his wife.
“Upon returning home at around 11 pm, he found his mother already asleep in her grass-thatched house and forced himself through the weak door. He grabbed his mother’s hands and tied them with a mosquito net and raped her immediately,” Mr Enanga said in a police statement.
The police spokesman says after the shameful act, the suspect fled the scene leaving his mother in a weak state but was intercepted by the angered residents who wanted to lynch him the next day, but police rescued him.
“The matter was reported to the police and the victim was rushed to Asamuk Health Centre for medical attention. The suspect was also rescued from an angry mob, and transported to Asamuk Health Centre for treatment. Upon recovery he will be charged with Rape and Incest,” Mr Enanga said.
According to Enanga, detectives visited the crime scene and found that the door of the victim’s house was broken and bedding scattered all over, before condemning the act as an abomination and very unbecoming in society.
“This is an abomination where a son instead of protecting an elderly mother, victimised her in one of the most shameful and inhumane acts. We strongly condemn the act. We are also going to subject him to a mental examination to establish if he [suspect] was normal,” Enanga said.
“We are confident that the police in East Kyoga and Amuria District have prioritized the safety of the victim, in coordination with the Sexual and Gender-Based Violent Unit of CID Headquarters. And will further pursue justice on behalf of the victim,” he added.