KIBOGA – A 24-year-old man who allegedly defiled a two-and-a-half-year-old baby has been remanded to Kiboga government prison.
Richard Lykyamuzi, a resident of Kalagala village in Bukomero sub-county, appeared before Kiboga Chief Magistrate Suzan Ocen on Thursday.
He was not allowed to enter a plea since court lacked the jurisdiction to preside over the case which is capital in nature.
Prosecution alleges that Lukyamuzi, a domestic worker, committed the crime at the home of the victim’s parents on May 18 this year.
This reportedly happened at Kalagala village.
In her police statement, the mother of the victim said she realized that something was wrong with her daughter the following day. The child screamed in pain as she bathed her, she added.
Robinah Wamata said further in the statement that on asking her daughter what was wrong, she could only mumble Lukyamuzi’s name, with whom they were always close.
The day the said incident happened, the child’s father Denis Mawejje, was away. But upon his return, it is understood their son told him that his mother and Lukyamuzi had taken the little girl to Bukomero Health Center IV for treatment.
Mawejje added that this was after his wife persuaded Lukyamuzi that he won’t be arrested if he cooperated and accepted to treat the child.
In his statement, the accused said he only inserted his finger into the toddler’s private parts.
A medical report couldn’t specifically state whether the girl was defiled or not. It also reported no injuries or raptures in the victim’s private parts.
The magistrate ruled that Lukyamuzi is remanded to Kiboga government prison until June 17 when he will appear before the same court for further mention of the case.