Wakiso Man Arrested for Defiling, Torturing Own Children

According to Owoyesigyire, local leaders received information that Twebaze had continuously locked his two children in the house for some time.
ASP Luke Owoyesigyire

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A man in Wakiso district is in trouble for allegedly torturing his children and defiling his teenage daughter. 

The Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire identifies the suspect as 67-year-old Ibrahim Abdul Shakur Twebaze, a resident of Bujuuko in Ntinda Village in Mende Sub County in Wakiso district.  

He was picked up on Tuesday with the help of local leaders who rescued a 15-year-old girl and her brother from the captivity of their father. 

According to Owoyesigyire, local leaders received information that Twebaze had continuously locked his two children in the house for some time.  

“Police were therefore informed and the officers at Mende Police visited Twebaze's House. Indeed, two children were found living in a sorry condition. 

The girl was found locked inside the main house while the boy victim was found inside the store living in filthy conditions,” Owoyesigyire said.  

He says that the minors informed police that their father would give his son a small portion of food through the door of a tiny room, where he confined him. 

“Detectives interviewed the girl, who told them that she had been defiled by her father for quite a long time and she was pregnant of his child,” he said. 

According to Owoyesigyire, the girls also told detectives that her father married her off in 2020 to his friend only identified as Sheikh Muhammad.

He says that they have launched a manhunt for Sheikh Muhammad to face charges of defilement.  

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Cases of child torture and abuse are on the rise, according to Police records. 

Over the weekend, 4-year old Nakidde Ssekiziyivu died in Kirinyabigo zone-Nabweru Division as a result of torture by her step-mother, Sarah Nabukenya.  

Last month, police picked up two women from Makindye for torturing 7-year-old Ibrahim Kavuma on allegations of stealing fish. 

The suspect included Kavuma’s stepmother, Aisha Nalubega and her friend Allen Kyazike. 

The two were filmed tying the minor upside down before they burnt him with candle wax. 

At least 1500 children are abused or tortured annually, according to statistics from the Uganda Police Force. 

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