The police in Katwe have arrested two suspects on human-trafficking charges after a 31-year-old girl was maimed to death and repatriated back to Uganda from Jordan.
The arrests come after police concluded investigations that pointed them to Muhammed Musoke and Timothy Wakhasa (30) who were taken into custody on allegation of trafficking in persons reported at Katwe Police Station by Moses Nyakana a husband to the deceased Juliet Nakiyimba.
According to Nyakana a resident of Kigaga Zone, Makindye, the deceased left home claiming she had gone to the village to visit her sick parents at home.
However, when the unsuspecting husband called to establish whether she had reached safely, her phone was off as she had blacklisted his calls.
But a few weeks later, the deceased sent him whatsapp messages and voice notes confirming to him that she had flown abroad for greener pastures.
He then received a call in September from unknown people informing him that his wife was very ill and was to be repatriated back, a call he never took serious till he was called the second time saying the deceased was mentally ill and had committed suicide by jumping through a window of a five storeyed building.
It was at this point that Nyakana opted to report the matter to police in order to establish the company responsible for trafficking her to Jordan.
It was later established that Nakiyimba was trafficked to Jordan in the month of August 2018 through Rwanda by Al Saudi Agency.
Al Saudi is a licensed company under Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development located along Kibuye Salaama Road.
According to Medical reports, the deceased died on 4th September 2018, her body was repatriated on 24th September 2018 and was taken to City Mortuary for post mortem.
However, contrary to what had been reported by people that called her husband, Post mortem report confirms that two of the deceased's kidneys had been removed a condition that may have resulted into her death.
Nakiyimba is survived by five children.
The two suspects are currently detained at Katwe Police Station vide CRB:1582/2018 on charges of human trafficking contrary to section 3 (1)(a) of Trafficking in Persons Act.
“In a bid to reduce the plight many Ugandans go through while desperately searching for employment abroad, we cautioned those seeking to travel abroad for work to guard against traffickers and unlicensed recruitment companies.
Any person in doubt about the credibility of his or her recruiter should contact the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development” the police warned.