Police has clarified on the horrifying incident where a female student jumped off the third floor of Mitchel Hall in Makerere after an attempted rape.
Speaking exclusively to ChimpReports, clinic Makerere Chief Security Officer (CSO) Jackson Mucungizi identified the suspect as Jeremiah Mukyemu, clinic 26, a Mugisu by tribe and student of Medicine and Surgery.
He said the two had met in Wandegeya earlier in the day before Mukyemu invited his victim to come check out his room.
“He made the first attempt to rape her but it failed. He then locked the room and tried again, still without any success. This is when he left her locked up and went to buy some things from the canteen,” Mucunguzi told ChimpReports.
He said that the already threatened lady also boiled water in a percolator which she would use in case the guy made another attempt.
“When the guy opened the room, the lady poured the hot water into his face and things got out of control. The guy became very violent and with the room locked, this forced the lady to jump out the window.”
Mucunguzi said that the suspect had been apprehended and is being held at Wandegeya Police Station.
“He had another similar case in 2015 where he tried to rape another girl and went into hiding. They later sorted themselves with the girl’s family and he came back to school.”
The CSO warned students against drug abuse, a practice he says has led to many such behaviors.
“Students should stop smoking marijuana, shisha and taking Kuber. These drugs cause them not to think properly,” he said.
Move to Clean up Halls
Mucunguzi said the police will do a sweep in halls, registering all students to make sure they are no thugs being housed there.
“I am going to ask for their National IDs and Student IDs then register all of them. These custodians could be housing thugs when they are not aware,” he said.