June 18, 2024

Court remands 17 year old girl who buried child alive in Otuke

By Denis Okello (denis.okello@vol.co.ug)


The grade one magistrates’ court of Otuke has remanded a 17 year old girl, a local of Ogwete Sub County in Otuke district who is accused of burying her new born baby boy alive.

Sarah Aol, a resident of Atyenlyec in Alir parish, Ogwete Sub County gave birth to a baby boy with the help of her mother Scovia Acen.

But the duo after delivery of the baby, went on to bury it in a nearby bush.

However, some children who were playing heard a wailing sound of a child and informed locals who went to rescue it, but unfortunately it had already died.

Aol and Acen were arrested and detained at Ogwete police station and later arraigned in court.

Otuke District Police Commander, Sabila Sadak said Aol appeared before Otuke grade one magistrate, Martha Taremwa yesterday where she was charged with murder, contrary to sections 188 and 189 of the penal code Act.

Sabila said Aol was remanded to Gulu remand home in Gulu city since there is no remand home in Lango.

Sabila adds that Aol’s mother, Scovia Acen was released since it was proved that she had very little    influence in the matter.