Police Friday May 7, 2021 charged to Nabweru Court a one Nuwandinda Owen with charges of Aggravated Trafficking in Persons Contrary to Section 4 of the Prevention of Trafficking in
persons Act and Fraudulent pretense of Marriage Contrary to Section 152 of the Penal Code Act.
The victim who has been identified through her passport particulars as Awoure Ranti Soana, a Beninian by nationality who was lured by a local church in Benin for marriage and connected to a potential husband in Uganda identified as Nuwandinda Owen.
The victim was invited to Uganda and given a visit Visa for one month by the Immigrations office Ministry of Internal Affairs.
She came to Uganda via Entebbe International airport on 20 Dec. 2020.
The victim was picked at the Airport by the suspect, taken at his rented house in Mulago from where she was sexually abused.
The victim could not communicate to anybody for rescue, because she was kept incommunicado until last week when she communicated to the suspect that she had conceived as a result of multiple acts of rape orchestrated by the suspect.
The news of the pregnancy was received with violence by the suspect to the extent of physically assaulting her and pushing her outside the house.
The victim was picked by the well-wishers who assisted her to report the matter at Kawempe Police station and the case was registered as CRB569/2021.
The suspect was traced and arrested on 1 May 2021 and later on charged to Nabweru Court.
The Victim is at CID Headquarters at the shelter and efforts are under way to repatriate her back to Benin through a lawful mechanism.
“Uganda Police Force has put systematic structures that help in identifying victims of crimes of trafficking in persons that is very robust, and ready to counter the perpetrators of such savagery acts that dehumanizes mankind,” said Twiine Charles, PRO CID.