Crime

Police offer Shs10m bounty for Kyambogo lecturer wanted over defilement of 16-yr-old student

Uganda Police spokesperson, SCP Fred Enanga displays a portrait of Dr Eron Lawrence said to be on the run after he allegedly defiled his 16-year-old visually impaired student. PHOTO/NTV Uganda

Kampala, (UG):- The Police’s Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) Monday offered shs10 million cash reward for anyone with leads to the whereabouts of Kyambogo University lecturer, Dr Lawrence Eron who is wanted on charges of aggravated defilement.

Dr. Eron, 56, a Dean of the Faculty of Special Needs and Rehabilitation at Kyambogo University is accused of aggravated defilement of a 16-year-old visually impaired girl.

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According to Police Spokesperson SCP Fred Enanga, intelligence has information that the suspect “is still in the country,” and therefore appealed to anyone with information leading to his arrest to reach out to the police authorities so that he can apprehended and paraded before the law

“Whoever has credible information should pass it in confidence to the nearest police station or ring contact number 0741-111-333 of CID Headquarters, Kibuli. The suspect held the position of Dean, Faculty of Special Needs and Rehabilitation at Kyambogo University and was the Project Administrator ‘All we see is a possibility’, which he used to gain the trust of the victim,” police spokesperson, Mr Fred Enanga said while addressing the media at police headquarters at Naguru on Monday.

He also warned friends and relatives who may be hiding Dr Eron, saying that it is criminal to do so. “We want to warn anyone who will be found harbouring or aiding his escape that it is an offence punishable by law,” he added.

“They will be arrested and charged with harbouring or aiding the escape of a wanted suspect. All wanted persons in Uganda, should know that there is no hiding place that is out of reach

Enanga further stated that there are also other processes in place to ensure that Dr Eron is arrested from wherever he may be outside of the country.

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