Police hunt senior Kyambogo lecturer over aggravated defilement

23 Jan 2024

KAMPALA: The Police are hunting for a senior lecturer at Kyambogo University over aggravated defilement.

Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, said Monday Dr Eron Lawrence allegedly defiled a 16-year-old disabled girl.

The don jumped bond but police indicated the case is even more aggravated by the fact that he is HIV+.

Below is Enanga’s full statement:

The Directorate of CID in coordination with the KMP territorial police are seeking the public’s help in locating a one, Dr. Eron Lawrence, a 56 year old, senior lecturer at Kyambogo University, Dean of Faculty of Special needs and Rehabilitation.

The suspect is also Project Administrator “All we see is possibility”, at Kyambogo University, after he absconded police bond on the 14.12.2023 and disappeared, his casefile was sanctioned on the 13.12.2023, for the Aggravated Defilement of a girl victim, aged 16 years, with a disability, when he is HIV positive and also a person in Authority over the victim, C/s 129(3), 4(b), (c) and (d) of the Penal Code Acts. The victim was a beneficiary of the (All we see is a possibility project).

His three sureties who include; Olobo Lawrence, aged 48, Adoch Gertrude and Among Paul, aged 54, have also been tasked 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, upto 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 Nalya. The victim fell unconscious after taking the water.

Upon gaining her consciousness, she fell some pain around her private parts, and realised she had been sexually assaulted. The sexual assault took pace 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.

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.

SCP Enanga Fred

Police Spokesperson

22nd January 2024

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