Defilement Drama: Victim Disputes Age, Refuses to Leave Police Custody in Kisoro

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  • The Victim Lucky Irakiza, identified as the daughter of James Nteziyaremye from Chihe parish in Nyakinama sub-county, is a senior three student at Seseme Blessed Girls Secondary School in Kisoro District.

KISORO: Police in Kisoro district are grappling with a defilement case where a victim disputes her parents’ testimony regarding her age.

The Victim Lucky Irakiza, identified as the daughter of James Nteziyaremye from Chihe parish in Nyakinama sub-county, is a senior three student at Seseme Blessed Girls Secondary School in Kisoro District.

According to Inspector of Police Boaz Arinaitwe, Irakiza (17) was discovered at Country Side B Lodge on Saturday, June 29, 2024, in the company of Joel Kitimbo, a resident of Matete in Sembabule district. Following their arrest, both provided statements, but tension arose when Irakiza contested her father’s assertion about her age.

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Her father claimed she is 17 years old, while Irakiza insisted she is 18 and eligible for marriage to her partner. Police confirmed that Irakiza had been previously suspended from school due to frequent absences. The situation has left police uncertain about their next steps as Irakiza refuses to leave the premises, insisting on staying with Kitimbo.

CUE IN ARINAITWE….ON THE MATTER…RR//

In a statement to our reporter, Irakiza affirmed her determination to remain at the police station with her partner, stating, “I will wait here for my future husband, no matter what.”

CUE IN IRAKIZA…..ON THE MATTER…..RR//

Kitimbo, detained at Kisoro Central Police Station, urged authorities to consider Irakiza’s wishes and allow them to proceed with their future plans together.

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CUE IN KITIMBO….ON THE MATTER……LUG//

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