Ibanda: Matchmaker charged with trafficking of 17-year-old tailoring trainee
Ibanda chief magistrate’s Court has charged and remanded Paskazia Ahumuza, 24, to Nyabuhikye Prison on charges of human trafficking.
Court presided over by his worship Aloysius Natwijuka heard that the 17-year-old tailoring trainee was rescued by Police from one Kwirrino’s house in Rwenkobwa town council.
Prosecution led by Ali Ssemakula told court that on November 19th, Ahumuza, a resident of Rwenkobwa town council in Ibanda North County matched and introduced the victim,17, to one Kwirrino for the purposes of sexual exploitation.
The victim had earlier disappeared from Catherine Ahebwa, a tailor and tailoring instructor at Kyereta in Ibanda town, who she was staying with.
The victim was later traced to Paskazia, but by then she was already at Kwirrino’s house in Rwenkobwa allegedly ‘married’.
The suspect was arrested by Police and charged accordingly.
The victim, who hails from Kamwenge district, confessed to Police to having slept with the said Kwiriino all the two days she stayed with him.
Ahumuza will reappear in court on December 19 when her case will come up for hearing.
The convict contravened section 8(e) of the prevention of trafficking in persons Act of 2009.
The offence carries the death penalty, on conviction, as the maximum sentence.