The police in Wakiso District have in custody a 67-year-old father for torturing his children.
Police arrested Ibrahim Abdul Shakur Twebaze following a tip off from residents and local leaders of Bujuuko, Ntinda Village in Mende Sub County.
They also rescued a 15-year-old girl and her brother, who had been locked inside the house by their father.
The local leadership in the area received information that Twebaze had continuously locked his two children in the house without letting them go out for quite a long time.
Luke Owoyesigyire the deputy PRO KMP says the officers at Mende Police visited Twebaze's House and found the children living in a sorry condition.
The girl had been locked inside the main house while the boy victim was found inside the store living in filthy conditions.
It is alleged that the boy was given his food ration through an opening in the door of a tiny room, in which he was confined.
Detectives interviewed the girl, who told them that she had been defiled by her father for quite a long time and she was pregnant of his child.
She also told them that in 2020, her father married her off to his friend only identified as Sheikh Muhammad who was so violent and abusive that she escaped from his home.
She returned back to her father's home while pregnant and her father took her to a clinic in Mulago where she aborted.
After the abortion, the father also started abusing her sexually and she is currently two months pregnant. The police have arrested the father of the two children on allegations of defilement, child torture and aiding abortion.
Owoyesigyire says the hunt for Sheik Muhammad is on, he will be arrested on allegations of defilement.
Medical examinations have been carried out on the children and results will be attached on the case file which will be forwarded to the Resident State Attorney for legal advice today Wednesday.