Crime

WOMAN ARRESTED OVER AGGRAVATED TRAFFICKING

Parents have been cautioned to desist from sending away children into hard labour.

By Ahmed Matovu

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

Police has identified the victim as Nakintu Agnes a 14-year-old girl working as a housemaid at Masiko’s home in Buwate Najjera Kira Municipality Wakiso District.

It is alleged that in February this year, 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.

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

Police say the child has since been examined and established that she was tortured. Wounds are visible on her body.

Police are working with partners to ensure that she is well looked after and treated as investigations go on.

Parents have been cautioned to desist from sending away children into hard labour.

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