Police in Uganda have rescued a 15-year-old girl who was forced to get married to a 40-year-old man.
The police’s action came after a video showing the girl being grabbed by her parents and relatives and forcefully taken to the home of the man went viral.
The man had reportedly paid a pricey bride price including two cows and four goats in exchange for the young teenage girl.
According to police, the incident took place on Kanyanja village in South western district of Kyotera.
Police criminal investigations officer at Kyotera police station, Patrick Olam said that the girl, whose identity has not been revealed because she is a minor is a senior one student at Kabale Sanje secondary school.
“After the video of the girl being grabbed by her parents and relatives and forcefully taking her to the 40-year-old man went viral, the police officer in charge of Criminal investigations department in the country major Toma Magambo instructed police in Kyotera to ensure that the girl is rescued and all those responsible of kidnapping her are arrested.” said Olam.
The girl was rescued after spending one night at the man’s place. Unfortunately before she was rescued the man had fucked the young girl the whole night. The man then fled on seeing police coming to his house to arrest him.
The girls’ mother and two relatives have been arrested. Her brothers and other relatives who participated in her kidnapping are on the run.
Philip Kyamuza, a local leader on the village where the girl was kidnapped and forced to get married to a man fit to be her father condemned the act.767