A man remanded in custody for defiling four granddaughters

A court has remanded in custody a 62-year-old man who allegedly defiled his four granddaughters in a Kampala suburb.

Muhammuddu Iddi Zingo, also known as Taata Medi, who is living with HIV/AIDS, was yesterday arraigned before the Kampala City Council court on four counts of aggravated defilement.

He appeared before Grade 1 Magistrate Jane Tibagozenka who did not allow him to plead to the charges and she later remanded him to Luzira prison.

The prosecution states that between March 2020 and March 2022 in Namuli area, Bukoto, a suburb of Kampala, Zingo unlawfully committed sexual acts with the three girls aged two, six and nine years respectively, knowing full well that he is living with HIV.

In a separate case, the prosecution also alleges that on 25 March 2023, he unlawfully committed sexual acts with a three-year-old girl.

The police finally declared that if convicted, Mr Zingo will face life imprisonment or death.