Police rescues girls being trafficked to Saudi Arabia

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On the 8th day of October 2019 at around 13:00 hours at the Departures’ lounge, Entebbe International Airport, 12 girls scheduled to Saudi Arabia for work as house maids were intercepted by Aviation Police.

The girls, all dressed in Uniforms (white T-shirts with Arabic writings) purporting to be a registered company where as not.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, said preliminary findings indicate that this is a ghost company.

The 12 girls were all on one way ticket aboard Emirates (Fly Emirates).

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On interviewing the victims, it was discovered that they were recruited by Awali Umaru and some other individual only identified as Yasin.

The two are said to be businessmen in Kampala who had briefed the girls from Freedom City, before departing to the airport in one taxi.

A General inquiry file has been opened to investigate circumstances under which these girls were recruited, allegedly from different parts of the country.

The girls are: Kirabo Prisca, Nansasi Edwing, Nalumu Zulaika, Nakafero Josephine, Nantale Margret,Nanangwe fina, Nakalema Jesca, Nanyondo Giriyida, Nakalema Naume, Nabasumba Josephine, Tiperu Scovia and Ndibaza Annet.

“We suspect that this could be a case of human trafficking,” Onyango said.

The girls are currently being held at Aviation Police in Entebbe, for their own safety as investigations continue.

“We urge the relatives of these girls, or anyone who knows any of them to help Police with further investigations.”

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