13 female juveniles and 22 male adults arrested in Kampala brothel
Press Statement, Sunday, October 25, 2020. Yesterday 24/10/2020 at around 8pm, Clock Tower Police conducted an intelligence led operation around Base zone, Katwe II parish Kampala and arrested 13 female juveniles and 22 male adults.
The group was 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.
They have been charged with various offences ranging from Defilement, trafficking in persons, procuring defilement, doing acts likely to cause the spread of an infectious disease, operating a brothel,among others.
All suspects are currently detained at Katwe Police and Natete respectively, investigations into the are still ongoing.
According to the Deputy PRO Kampala Metropolitan Police ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, Katwe Police is in touch with the gender based violence desk to handle the rehabilitation process of the juveniles.
In a related operation, over 90 people were arrested at midnight at front page hotel Zana where they were found flouting COVID-19 prevention guidelines.
Police is investigating charges ranging from doing a negligent act likely to spread an infectious disease and they are currently detained at both Katwe and Natete police stations.