By SAMMY JAKAA
A man will be arraigned before a Bungoma court on charges of abduction, defilement, and two counts of impersonation.
Teso OCPD Elphas Korir said the suspect allegedly abducted a Form Two student and also impersonated her parents and a senior Government officer.
“The accused introduced himself as a Government officer, but failed to produce any identification,” said Korir.
The accused, a driver, was allegedly in a relationship with the girl, a student at a school in Amukura, Teso South District.
Korir noted that the suspect used to visit the girl in school pretending to be the father until the management found out.Following the discovery, the girl was suspended and ordered to come back after the suspension accompanied with her parents.
The girl’s father Joshua Kinyanjui, a businessman at Malaba town, said his daughter did not come home and instead the suspect accommodated her during the suspension.
The suspect while taking the girl back to school visited the Teso North DC’s office driving a vehicle labelled ‘Escort’.
He introduced himself as a senior deputy secretary in the Ministry of Internal Security and asked to be escorted to Teso South DC’s office. He was given a senior police officer to escort him and the girl boarded the vehicle on the way.
On reaching Teso South District headquarters, he introduced himself as Samuel Ngoiyo Machuga and signed the visitor’s book before proceeding to the school with the suspended girl.
An argument ensued at the principal’s office when the senior officer discovered that the man was not the girl’s parent. He was arrested and taken to Malaba Police Station.