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Boy’s genital chopped off by uncle over defilement

By Jurugo Emmanuel Ogasto

A man alleged to have chopped off the genital of a fourteen-year-old boy over allegations of defiling his eight-year-old female cousin has been arrested in Amor Cell, Pakwach town.

Speaking to Juba Monitor yesterday, Collins Akello, the mother of the boy said the decision to chop off his son’s genital by his uncle surprised everyone. She stated that the uncle lured the boy to enter into his house where he chopped off his genital.

“We were all gathered by around 9pm on Saturday after reports that my son had sex with his cousin and his uncle invited him to a nearby house, closed the door, tied both his legs, arms and blindfolded him and committed this heinous crime”, she explained.

“Few moments later, he came out with a panga in his hands stained with blood and informed me that he had already cut off the penis of my son and that I should take him for treatment and then he ran away”.

The parents said they wanted the issue to be solved through juvenile court but also wanted the police to probe the motive behind the act as they could not find the body part which was chopped off.

The community members on Sunday morning mounted a search,fished out the suspect from his hideout and handed him over to police. He confessed that he had committed a crime revealing that he threw the body part in the bush.

Police officers at Pakwach central police station identified the suspect and said he would be charged of attempted murder.

Health workers at Pakwach health centre IV said the juvenile was responding well to medication but may be referred for better management.

The community urged parents, government and cultural leaders to play their roles in the rightful way of bringing up children to prevent such incidents in future.

In 2014, a thirty-eight-year old man’s genital was chopped off at Mubogo cell in Pakwach town council by a husband of a married woman when he found them making love on his marital bed. He later died after succumbing to severe bleeding.

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