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Defilement Suspect Tests Positive for Covid19 While in Police Custody

Tension is high at Kawempe Police Station after a defilement suspect who was detained there, tested positive to COVID 19.

The suspect, a male Juvenile, 15, who is a resident of Bwaise village, was arrested on allegations of defilement of a three-year-old girl.

The investigations into the alleged defilement were concluded and the suspect was produced at Nabweru court before being remanded to juvenile remand home at Naguru.

He was taken there, but the officials at the remand home demanded for COVID 19 negative certificate before he could be admitted.

Police took him for tests and the results came back when he is positive. The child is yet to be transferred to Entebbe Grade B Hospital for treatment.

According to the Ministry of Health, samples of all the staffs, family members and all the suspects in custody have been taken for testing.

“We are waiting for the results,” Police said.

“The Ministry of Health has also started tracing for contacts of the victim. Tomorrow the Station and barracks will be disinfected.”

“At the moment, we are not registering new cases at the station but attending to emergencies only.

“We appeal to members of the public who want Police services or have cases to register to go to the nearest Police Station within their localities or any Police station under Kawempe.