ARUA – Authorities in Apac district thought they had encountered all sorts of societal challenges until a situation where a sick, pregnant and married woman indulging in a sexual intercourse on a hospital bed was brought to their attention.
The husband of the pregnant mother, whose identity has been concealed – stricken by malaria and confined to a hospital bed for five days, was caught red-handed having sex with a 24-year-old man.
When the matter was brought to the attention the police last week – authorities had to scratch their heads over what charge would be preferred against the suspect.
And eventually, a charge of causing public nuisance was slapped on the man who ekes out a living roasting meat in Apac Town.
The man is said to have committed the offence at Apac Hospital when he accessed the female ward last week.
The suspect ran out his luck when the woman’s husband went to check on her after she had spent five days at the hospital –only to find her wife in the act.
The husband, who confirmed that her sick wife had cheated on him, has been identified as Alex Okuta, a resident of Abwal ‘A’ village in Chegere sub-county in Apac district.
“I made a surprise visit to the hospital to check on my wife then I found that man in bed with my pregnant wife,” he revealed – insisting his wife had been ‘admitted because she was suffering from malaria.’
Joseph Onuk – the Apac Hospital Administrator, regretted the incident – saying it could have been avoided.
“I put the blame on the husband of this woman,” he said, adding: “How can you send your wife to the hospital and you take long without checking on her? Some men always say that they are so busy -Somebody who is not busy will take away your wife.”
David Wills Ndaula – the Apac District Police Commander – DPC, confirmed the incident – adding that investigations into the matter were on-going to establish the real cause of the situation.
“We have preferred charges of causing public nuisance against the suspect, but we are still investigating and will update the public at appropriately,” said Ndaula on Thursday.