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Maracha Catholic Priest In Trouble for Impregnating Two Ladies, Child Neglect

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Idede explains that when she dropped out of school due to school fees challenges, father Eguma approached her grandfather in Indika village, Ludara sub-county in Koboko district asking to stay with her at the parish. According to Idede, while at the parish she initially stayed with the cooks but the curate later offered her a private room.
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Father Edward Eguma, the curate of Nyadri town Catholic parish in Maracha district is in trouble for impregnating two ladies in the father’s quarters and child neglect. One of the ladies, a senior three drop out of Logiri girls’ secondary school in Arua district has filed a case of child neglect against the priest at Arua central police station.

The other girl has only been identified as Glori, a resident of Mingoro village in Odramacaku parish Ayivu in Arua city.  Idede explains that when she dropped out of school due to school fees challenges, father Eguma approached her grandfather in Indika village, Ludara sub-county in Koboko district asking to stay with her at the parish.

According to Idede, while at the parish she initially stayed with the cooks but the curate later offered her a private room.   She claims that one night, Father Eguma entered her room while she was asleep and hard sex with her. “I just found my clothes removed when I woke up, he started begging me for sex. I started staying with him until now,” she said.

According to Idede, after conceiving the priest decided to rent for her in Onduparaka in Ayivu West constituency from where she delivered.   She, however, says that father Eguma has refused to pay her rent for the past two months and also declined to pick her repeated calls.

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Idede’s child is one and a half year old. Jimmy Anguyo, the West Nile Regional Police Child Protection Officer, says that when Idede filed a case of child neglect he reached to the priest but he was adamant.

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Arua central police station has entered a case of child neglect and desertion against the priest, vide SD 45/22/02/2021. Anguyo says the priest impregnated two of the four girls he was staying with at the parish. 

Right Reverend Sabino Ocan Odoki, the Bishop of Arua Catholic diocese where Nyadri parish belongs has confirmed the complaints against the priest, saying they are making inquiries.

 

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Father Eguma could neither confirm nor deny the accusations against him when contacted by our reporter.

 

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Father Eguma faces sanctions from the Church for breaking his celibacy vows should the allegations against him turn out to be true.

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