Kyambogo University Lecturer Wanted Over Aggravate Defilement

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FRED ENANGA UGANDA POLICE SPOKESPERSON

The Criminal Investigations Directorate CID, in collaboration with Kampala Metropolitan Police KMP, is hunting for a 56-year-old senior lecturer at Kyambogo University on charges of aggravated defilement. 

The suspect identified as Dr. Eron Lawrence, serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Special Needs and Rehabilitation, as well as the Project Administrator for “All We See Is Possibility” at Kyambogo University. 

Dr. Lawrence absconded police bond on December 14, 2023, after his case file was sanctioned on December 13, 2023.

The charges relate to the Aggravated Defilement of a 16-year-old girl with a disability, considering Dr. Lawrence’s HIV-positive status and his position of authority over the victim, under sections 129(3), 4(b), (c), and (d) of the Penal Code Acts.

The victim was associated with the “All We See Is Possibility” project. Additionally, Dr. Lawrence’s three sureties, Olobo Lawrence (48 years old), Adoch Gertrude, and Among Paul (54 years old), are urged to produce him before the DPC at Jinja Road Police Division.

The facts gathered indicate that the suspect travelled as a caretaker with 4 students including the 16 year old, disabled victim to Nairobi-Kenya, for a conference, and returned on the 12.10.2023.

He picked his car that he had left at the Airport and gave a lift to the students. He first dropped two students from Gulu University at Namayiba Taxi Park, and they travelled to Gulu.

And went on to drop the 3rd student at North Hall, Kyambogo University and remained with the victim, who had a visual impairment, in the car she can only see during day time while using glasses, but cannot see at night.

He drove together with the victim from around 10.20pm, up to Namugongo Nsawo village, Kira municipality. It was established that along the way, the victim requested for water, which was bought at a supermarket along Ndagire road, in Naalya.

The victim fell unconscious after taking the water. Upon gaining her consciousness, she felt some pain around her private parts, and realised she had been sexually assaulted. The sexual assault took place in the car.

The following morning her maternal uncle, drove her back to her school in Mukono and she revealed her ordeal to the Senior Woman teacher, who alerted the school head teacher and the matter reported to Mukono police. 

The victim was immediately, put on post-rape treatment. The DNA samples that were recovered from the suspects car, a Toyota Wish, registration number UBA 349Z, matched with the samples found on the body of the victim.

The CID will continue to work with crime intelligence and other law enforcement partners, to locate the suspect and bring closure to the alleged heinous crime.

“We appeal to the public that if you have any information regarding the investigation or believe you may have been victimised, please reach out to CID Headquarters, KMP Headquarters or call the NOCC on 0776999136,” said Fred Enanga the police spokesperson.

“Such incidents of sexual abuse against vulnerable disabled female victims, clearly reveals the dangers they face in the community. We shall ensure the suspect is traced and held accountable for the heinous crime,” Enanga added.