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126 arrested in Kampala as police raid brothel

Police in Kampala are holding 126 people arrested in two separate raids on one of the brothels around Base zone, Katwe II parish and a hotel in Zana.

Kampala metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, ASP Luke Owoyesigyire said Sunday that the suspects include 13 female juveniles and 22 male adults.

“The group were found in a brothel. Three pairs of female juveniles were found in compromising positions with male adults. This brothel is allegedly operated by one Muhwezi Mustapha (who has also been arrested) a resident of the same place and is alleged to be trafficking unsuspecting female juveniles from upcountry to recruit them into these acts,” ASP Owoyesigyire said in a statement.

The suspects who are currently being detained at Katwe and Natete police stations will be charged with various offences which include; defilement, trafficking in persons, procuring defilement, doing acts likely to cause the spread of an infectious disease and operating a brothel among others.

“Investigations are still on going in the matter. Katwe Police is in touch with the Gender based Violence desk to handle the rehabilitation process of the juveniles,” Mr Owoyesigyire added.

Meanwhile, over 90 people were arrested Sunday morning at Front Page hotel Zana in related police opearation.

Mr Owoyesigyire said they were found flaunting Covid-19 guidelines.

“Police has preferred to investigate allegations of doing a negligent act likely to spread an infectious disease. They are currently detained at both Katwe and Natete police stations,” he said.

The development comes just days after police in Kampala Metropolitan Area arrested 21 people who were allegedly participating in what the law enforces described as a sex party in Kireka.

 

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