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Najeera Hospital Nursing Assistant Remanded for Raping Patient

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Najeera Hospital

Samuel Tumukuratire, a 29 year old nursing assistant working at Najeera Hospital in Nakawa Division has been charged and remanded to Luzira Prison, for allegedly raping and impregnating a patient.

Tumukuratire is a resident of Najeera.

He was charged Monday, before City Hall Grade One Magistrate Moses Nabende who did not allow him to take a plea, being that his offenses are capital in nature and can only be heard before the  High court.

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He was therefore remanded to Luzira until 18th August 2017, for mention of his case

Prosecution contends that on June 5, 2016 at Najeera Hospital, Tumukuratire sedated this female patient and had sexual intercourse with her without her consent.

Prosecution further adds that after 3 months,   the victim realized that she was pregnant yet she had taken a year without having sex because her husband was working overseas by then.

Tumukuratire was arrested and confessed to having raped many of his patients whom he first subjected to a compulsory HIV test.

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