Teacher elopes with 14-year-old pupil
05 May 2015, 14:47
Kampala - Police in Uganda's eastern district of Mayuge are hunting for a primary school teacher who eloped with one of his female pupils.
According to a detective in Mayuge district, Philemon Otto, the teacher who fled with the 14-year-old pupil is called Eric Balonde, both from Ganza primary school.
The girl he fled with is in primary 7 and police did not reveal her name because she is a minor.
Preliminary investigations by police revealed that the teacher lured the girl with a mobile phone after sweet-talking her for several months.
Otto said, ''We got information from the girl's close friends that the girl became confused immediately after receiving the phone, and agreed to love him. After a short while, they both disappeared.''
He said that they got a rumour that the teacher relocated to Kampala with the girl but assured that they will arrest and charge him with several counts including child kidnap.
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