KAMPALA – Police have arrested 35 people allegedly found in a brothel in Base zone, Katwe II parish in Kampala.
According to police, the group of 13 female juveniles and 22 male adults were arrested on Saturday, October 24, 2020.
“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,” Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman, said on Sunday, 25 October 2020.
He added that the suspects 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, and 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 .
In a related operation over 90 people were arrested today at midnight at Front page hotel Zaana , the 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.