Emmanuel Ayeni, a teacher at Brain Trust primary in Jinja
district is on the spot for
eloping with his former primary seven pupils. Trouble for the teacher started
when residents noticed Ayeni living with the 14-year-old girl in the staff
quarters and tipped off the police.
The victim’s father, Swaibu Aboneka says that he reported a case of a missing person at
Buweera police post-Buwenge sub-county when
the school administrators informed him that his daughter had gone
missing after completing her
“My child did not return to us after
successfully sitting her PLE in late in March this year. Ayeni was part of the teachers who even paid me
a courtesy call at home after all efforts to track down the girl failed. I am shocked to find out that he was the one
staying with her,” he said.
He says that he
also made several radio announcements with the hope of finding his missing daughter
without success. Scovia Namuli, a resident of Buwera west village, says that they thought Ayeni was a good Samaritan looking
after a stranded child.
“His colleagues informed us that the girl got stranded
at school after PLE and Ayeni was just a good Samaritan. None of us suspected him to be involved in
mischievous behaviours,” she said.
Pande Samanya, the area defence secretary says
that Ayeni was restricting the
girl’s movements but after continuous probing, she confessed to
having become a wife of his
“We were bothered by how Ayeni was living together with a young
girl who wasn’t related to him. After probing further, we discovered that the
two were living as a husband and wife contrary to the law,” he said.
Ayeni who is detained at Buwenge central police
station declined to comment
on the matter. Kiira Region
Police spokesperson, James Mubi says that the victim is being
examined by medical experts to ascertain the state of her health and mental
Mubi stresses that the suspect faces charges of
aggravated defilement. He says that some
evil-minded men are taking advantage of the lockdown to defile young girls.