IGANGA – The Police in Mayuge district have in custody Muzahamu Mulidho – the man who was captured on video as he violently assaulted a woman.
Mulidho, 27 is a boda boda rider and resident of Mpirabira village, Bukatube sub-county, in Mayuge district was picked up on charges of assault, torture of his sister-in-law, Robinah Ndibogeza, 21 – a resident of the same village.
The police are also considering placing charges related to abducting of three-week old baby boy – the very reason Ndibogeza was assaulted after demanding the release of her child.
The vicious assault was captured on video that sparked outrage on social media, with many showing concern for the woman.
According to Fred Enanga – the Police Spokesperson the victim gave birth to a baby boy on the August 13, 2022, and three weeks later developed misunderstandings with her brother in law, who claimed she was mad; consequently he took possession of the child on August 28.
“The following day at around 11am – the victim headed to pick her child and immunisation card from her husbands’ home. But when she reached Buwerere Trading centre, a quarrel ensued between her and her brother in law, who vowed never to hand over her child.
“Out of anger, the victim picked a sugar cane and hit her brother-in-law, who aggressively responded and viciously assaulted her. He further attacked the victim, after she had left the scene and seriously assaulted her again,” noted Enanga in a statement.
“We are extremely disturbed by these kinds of behaviours, which go against our values. The incident arose from a family abduction of the victim’s child, by her brother-in-law, who deprived her of the custody and visitation rights of her three-week old child.
“We would like to advise families to take lawful steps of obtaining custody of their children from court, including visitation rights. The victim and her real husband are living separately and have two children. The elder child stays with the mother and the 4-month old child, is in the custody of the father,” added Enanga.
But social media critics were quick to castigate the recently enacted Computer Misused Act 2022. “In other words this is the point where Computer Misuse Act doesn’t work…. Abducting a three- week’s baby, that guy is sick; but for real, where was her husband? He also should probably be arrested…,” read some of the comments.
Relatedly, the police in the Kampala Metropolitan area, charged two foster parents, of American origin – Nicholas Spencer, 32 and his wife Mackenzie Leigh Mathias Spencer, 32 to Buganda Road Court last week, with the Aggravated torture of their 10-year-old son. The duo was remanded at Luzira until December 14.
The couple is said to have, fostered three children, including John Kayima since 2018 – a year after coming to Uganda and working with Akola Project, based in Jinja before joining Motive Creation Agency, and moving to with their children to Upper Naguru.
It was however, realised that between 2020 and 2022 – the couple constantly tortured, Kayima, 10 a pupil of Dawn Children’s Centre in Ntinda.