Yambio man allegedly raped by 18 girls

Yambio man allegedly raped by 18 girls

Police in Western Equatoria State have detained 18 teenagers for allegedly hunting men down for sex.

The girls, aged between 10-15, are members of a group code-named ‘Nanziri Kumbakuadee’ – a Zande phrase meaning “How sweet are married men?’’.

The underage girls of the night are reportedly targeting married men in and around the state capital, Yambio.

They were apprehended after allegedly raping a young man in Messia Residential Area, west of Yambio town, on Sunday night.

He was rushed to the hospital but later escaped after sobering up.

“The man was left by the girls unconscious.” He was taken to the hospital but escaped after he gained consciousness.”

However, Yambio County Police Inspector Maj. Gen. Hessen Girsi denied the rape narrative.

“That information is totally wrong,” Maj. Gen. Girsi explained.

“What happened is that we got a report that there is a group of girls in Messia who are searching for men to have sex with. They are mostly intoxicated. So, when we got the information, we started our work, and we got them.

“The total number of members of the group, according to the information we got, is that they are 50 but we have arrested 18,” he added.

Maj. Gen. Girsi said the girls have not been charged but would undergo rehabilitation before they are handed over to their parents.

“We did not open a case against them because we wanted to solve it in another way, socially.”  If we open the case, it will not be a solution. So now we are running to get their parents so that we sit down and we will involve the ministry of gender, child, and social welfare in how we can help these vulnerable kids,” said Maj. Gen. Girsi.