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Court convicts man for smearing wife’s knickers with red pepper

A Ugandan court has sentenced a man to 40 days of community service after finding him guilty of smearing his wife’s knickers with red pepper.

The Lira Grade One Magistrate, Mr Hilary Kiwanuka convicted Moses Okello, a resident of Barmola village, Bala Sub County in Kole District on Thursday.

The court heard that on January 20, 2018, Okello smeared his wife’s knickers with red pepper without her knowledge and persuaded her to wear them.

MAKING FUN

“He said he admired me more in that underwear whenever I wore it. He then encouraged me to put it on that day. I developed unbearable irritation shortly after putting on the knickers, which didn’t go away even after bathing,” the woman told court.

The woman, whose identities have been withheld, told court that she developed unexpected swelling in her private parts and that’s when she sought help from a specialized doctor and later police after learning that the irritation was a result of the red pepper in her knickers.

Okello pleaded guilty, saying he was only making fun of his wife. Tasked to explain what he did, Okello told Court that he smeared red pepper on the undergarment just to make fun of his wife.”