Arua: Elders Cane Woman

An unidentified woman was yesterday brought before a council of elders in Arua on charges of false accusations. The woman, who was apparently inebriated, reportedly accused an under age boy of having sex with her. On the basis of testimony given by some youth who were present at the council, the elders found that the woman’s story couldn't hold water. She was found guilty of falsely accusing the boy, was fined one bull and lashed 10 times with a cane. Following this punishment, she confessed to having made up the accusations. It is unclear why she levelled these accusations at the boy. Had they been true, she would still have been incriminating herself since the boy is a minor.

- Nov. 6, 2013
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