In her statement, the minor told police that the suspect repeatedly defiled her between February and July when she was taken to his shrine for treatment for epilepsy.
Some of the traditional healers Police arrested recently
A witchdoctor in Wakiso
district is in trouble for allegedly defiling his 12-year-old patient.
The suspect is
63-year-old Julius Kule, a resident of Kitubulu in Katabi town Council in
He was picked up on Tuesday evening
when the minor’s father, Ismail Baraka filed a complaint at Entebbe Police
In her statement, the minor told police
that the suspect repeatedly defiled her between February
and July when she was taken to his shrine for treatment for epilepsy.
to preliminary information, after the minor was diagnosed with epilepsy, her parents were advised to take her to the
witch doctor for treatment.
It is alleged that Kule advised the parents to let
the minor sleep in her shrine as he administers treatment.
It is during this time that he would take the
minor to the forest at night where he would sexually assault her, saying it was
part of medication.
“This all happened whenever he called me to go to Katabi,
Gombolola forest. He removed my clothes and asked me to lie on the ground. He inserted
his genitals into my private parts,” the minor said.
Onesmus Mwesigwa, the Officer
in Charge of Criminal investigations at Entebbe Police Station, says they have opened charges of aggravated
defilement against Kule and forwarded the file to the Directorate
of Public prosecution in Entebbe for perusal and advise before he appears in