ENTEBBE- Police are holding a 37- year- old father of two who allegedly defiled his 11- year-old daughter.

The child is a pupil at Cherish Uganda Primary School.

The suspect who is a fisherman and resident of Gerenge Landing Site, in Katabi Town Council was arrested on Tuesday.

His wife told police that when she returned home from a night vigil on Tuesday morning, he found him at home drunk and naked.

The girl reportedly told her mother that the suspect had defiled her at night while she was at the vigil.

The mother alerted neighbours who called police.

Police saved the suspect from a mob that attempted to beat him.

 The wife claims that the suspect spends most of his time in bars drinking and abusing drugs.

The Officer in Charge of Mpala Police Post, Mr Joseph Sekitoleko confirmed the arrest and condemned the act saying that suspect will be charged with aggravated defilement once investigations into the matter are complete.

Police took the girl to Entebbe General Hospital for medical examination.

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