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Woman arrested over torture of own one-year-old daughter

By Davis Mugabi

Kira Division has in custody a woman accused of torturing own daughter.

The suspect has been identified as Nancy Amusolo.

Reports show that Police in Kira Division and Kiwologoma Police Station received a report on February 11, 2023, at 11:34 pm from Imme Denis Joshua, a 32-year-old farm manager residing in Bulindo Kira, Wakiso District, about his wife, Amusolo, who had allegedly tortured their one and a half-year-old child.

According to the report, the suspect burnt the child on February 6, 2023, citing frustration over the father’s absence and lack of support. The couple had separated in December, and Amusolo had been staying with a friend where the incident took place. The victim is currently receiving treatment on the injuries sustained. 

Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the incident.

“The police have taken the suspect into custody at Kira Division Police, and investigations are ongoing,” Owoyesigyire said in a statement Monday, adding that: “The Kampala Metropolitan Police condemns such acts of torture on children and continuously urges the public to report any cases of child abuse or neglect to the authorities for prompt action.”

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