Press statement on the viral video

Following the viral video that shows a woman assaulting a child, the police at Kira Road Police Station arrested the culprit identified as Deborah Apolot a resident of Kisasi Kanisa zone in Kampala.

Apolot was arrested on Monday 9th May 2022 at about 9pm for allegedly assaulting her 10-year-old son Mark Omiat.

The suspect alleges that on Monday morning she gave Shs5,000 to her son (the victim) to buy groceries at the shop.

However, the boy didn’t return home. She then searched for the child and after finding him, brought him back home and assaulted him.

She has admitted to beating her son as a punishment for misbehaviour.

The incident was captured on camera by the neighbours, who later informed the police. The victim sustained serious injuries and he is receiving treatment.

The victim’s mother will be charged with child torture.

More details will be availed as soon as we get them.

ASP Luke Owoyesigyire Deputy PRO KMP 10.05.2022

Source: Uganda Police Force

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