Police in Nansana is holding a teacher in relation to alleged cases of defilement and rape involving six under-age girls.
A one Mpanga Aldo, formerly a teacher at Step-by-Step Primary School Nansana in Wakiso District, was arrested following complaints that he has been luring female students to his residence and sexually abusing them.
It is alleged that the offense was committed between 2019 and 2020, while Mpanga worked as a teacher at the school.
The Deputy spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Police Luke Owoyesigire confirmed that Mpanga used to lure his victims (all between the age of 12 and 15) to his room within staff quarters and intoxicate them with alcohol before engaging them in sexual acts.
According to Owoyesigire, Mpanga was arrested this week and is still in detention at Nansana Police Station as investigations proceed.
However, Owoyesigire says medical tests confirmed that the girls -currently in P7 vacation, were sexually assaulted and a case file is being processed to prosecute Mpanga.
Owoyesigire said all the six girls (names withheld on account of privacy) testified against Mpanga; three of them on allegations of rape while three confess that he “touched” and made sexual advances on them.
Catherine Katumba, a teacher at Step-by-Step Primary School says, at the time Mpanga was employed as a teacher, his behavior was always suspicious according to the way he fondly related with students especially girls. She says two of the victims were introduced by himself (Mpanga) to the school as his daughters and stayed in the same room with him.
She noted that before recruiting Mpanga, the school authorities asked him to provide academic qualifications, a requirement he kept postponing until when he was stopped from teaching. The next thing they heard was that Mpanga was given a job at Nansana Muslim Primary School -also in Nansana but under different names.
She cited a one Richard Matovu as the person who reported Mpaga to school authorities prompting the arrest.