One arrested on aggrevated trafficking

The territorial Police at Kira Division have arrested a woman identified as Sheila Masiko alias Fiona 30, on allegations of aggravated trafficking.

The victim is Nakintu Agnes a 14-year-old girl working as a housemaid at Masika’s home in Buwate Najjera Kira Municipality Wakiso District.

It is alleged that in the month of February Masiko contacted her friend only identified as ANN who resides in Kiboga town to get her a maid.

This prompted ANN to also contact the victim’s mother identified as Nakanzi Mary to allow her to send the victim to Kampala to work as a maid at her friend’s house.

The suspect sent transport money to the victim’s phone number and the following day she came to Kampala.

However, since April this year, the victim has allegedly been going through a series of torture incidents like beatings, being burnt with a flat iron, and hot water and has not been paid her salary.

Upon receiving this information, the Police visited the home yesterday 17th August and arrested Masiko, currently detained at Kira Division Police station.

The child has since been examined and established that she was tortured. Wounds are visible on her body. We are working with partners to ensure that she is well looked after and treated as investigations go on.

The Police would like to also appeal to members of the public especially parents to desist from sending away children into hard labour.

Efforts are also underway to get in touch with the parents. More details will be availed as soon as possible.

Source: Uganda Police Force

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