Police in Kira 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 Masiko’s home in Buwate-Najjera, Kira Municipality in 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.
According to police, this prompted ANN also to 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 she came to Kampala the following day.
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 on August 17 and arrested Masiko.
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,” said police.
The suspect is currently detained at Kira Division Police station.