A distressing circumstance unfolded in Apeduru Sub-County, Amuria District, involving a nine-year-old girl and her father, David Aogon.
Aogon directed his anger at his daughter, accusing her of stealing sh10,000. The situation intensified as Aogon, who had separated from the child’s mother, neglected her well-being.
This neglect extended to denying her medical treatment, forcing the child to endure the consequences of his actions at home. Rose Apio, Aogon’s mother, revealed the grim details, expressing her disappointment at her son’s behavior.
Despite the child’s injuries inflicted during an evening altercation on November 13, Aogon failed to take responsibility for her care. Only when Rose Apio returned from a business trip did the child receive medical attention at Acowa Health Centre III. Aogon remained absent, leaving the grandmother to grapple with the child’s recovery alone.
Local authorities took action, initially arresting Aogon. However, he was released on bond, citing personal reasons. This drew the attention of the OC CID Amuria Central Police Station, Gibson Nabimanya, who ordered Aogon’s re-arrest, recognizing the severity of the situation.
The dispute over the stolen money, amounting to sh10,000, added complexity to the ordeal. Aogon’s mother clarified that the child had confessed to taking the money to buy chips at school. Despite the aunt forgiving the girl and receiving the remaining sh8,000, the stepmother reported the incident to Aogon, leading to a brutal beating.
The consequences are grave, with the child suffering severe wounds to her buttocks, rendering her unable to sit. Concerns about potential broken bones have surfaced, necessitating medical scans. A poignant narrative unfolds, underscoring the vulnerability of a child when familial protection disintegrates.