Police Offer UGX 10M Reward for Kyambogo University Lecturer Accused of Defilement of Blind Student

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The Ugandan Police Force has issued a reward of UGX 10 million for information leading to the arrest of Dr. Eron Lawrence, a 56-year-old university lecturer accused of the aggravated defilement of a 16-year-old visually impaired girl. Dr. Lawrence, whose photograph has been widely circulated, held the position of Dean at the Faculty of Special Needs and Rehabilitation at Kyambogo University. He was also the Project Administrator for “All We See Is Possibility,” a project he allegedly used to gain the trust of the victim.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is urging anyone with credible information about Dr. Lawrence’s whereabouts to contact the nearest police station or call the CID Headquarters at 0741-111-333. The substantial reward of UGX 10 million is being offered to incentivize the public to assist in locating and apprehending the suspect.The police believe Dr. Lawrence is still hiding within the country, likely with the assistance of close relatives and friends. The authorities have issued a stern warning that anyone found harboring or aiding his escape will face legal consequences.

This includes being arrested and charged with harboring or aiding the escape of a wanted suspect. In addition to local efforts, the CID headquarters has processed a warrant of arrest and submitted it to Interpol to issue a Red Notice against Dr. Lawrence.

The police stress that no wanted person in Uganda is beyond their reach and urge Dr. Lawrence to surrender and defend himself against the charges. A wanted poster featuring Dr. Lawrence is available on the police website and various social media platforms.

The police, through their spokesperson Fred Enanga reiterated their commitment to pursuing Dr. Lawrence and bringing him to justice. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is encouraged to call CID Headquarters on 0741-111-333. The hunt for Dr. Lawrence will not cease until he is apprehended and held accountable for his actions.

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