Police in Masindi is holding a 24-year-old woman on allegations of defiling at least five boys.
Scovia Nyamusana, a resident of Kamurasi cell, Nyangahya division in Masindi district was arrested on allegations of defiling the juveniles aged between 8 and 11 years, also residents of the same area.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region spokesperson says the suspect was found red-handed performing the dubious act with the young children. She was immediately arrested-the observer reported
Meanwhile, Lawmakers in Nigeria’s Kaduna State have approved surgical castration as punishment for those convicted of raping children under the age of 14.
According to the BBC, State governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai needs to sign the bill for it to become law in the north-western state.
He has previously supported castration to prevent rapists from re-offending.
The move follows public outrage over a wave of rapes, which prompted the nation’s state governors to declare a state of emergency.
Nigeria’s federal law provides between 14 years and life imprisonment as punishment, but state legislators can set different sentencing rules.
Stigma often prevents victims from reporting incidents of rape in Nigeria and the number of successful prosecutions is low.