23 People Arrested for Prostitution

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Police in Gulu has arrested 18 women and 5 men for alleged prostitution. The prostitutes were arrested from Buganda pub, a famous hangout joint in Gulu town, yesterday at around midnight.


  Police in Gulu has arrested 18 women and 5 men for alleged prostitution.
 
The prostitutes were arrested from Buganda pub, a famous hangout joint in Gulu town, yesterday at around midnight.
 
Denis Odoch, the Gulu district police commander, says that police is currently investigating the matter and it will be completed in two days. He says the police will continue with the operation in order to crack down on the vice.
 
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Meanwhile one of the alleged prostitutes who declined to reveal her name, said she is a room attendant in Buganda pub and had been erroneously arrested.
 
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Okot Justin one of the five men arrested for alledgedly buying prostitutes said he had only gone to the bus park that is near the Buganda pub but was forcibly arrested by policemen. He claims he had only escaorted his brother who was travelling to Kampala that night.
 
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Sam K Opiyo, the logistics manager/DJ at the Buganda pub, who had come to check on the persons arrested said that the majority of the people arrested were waiters, room attendants and customers. He denied claims that prostitutes conduct their business at Buganda pub.
 
The prostitutes at Buganda pub charge from 5000 shs to 50,000 depending on the different circumstances according to some of the prostitutes.

 

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Alex Otto
“Journalism that changes lives is my goal,” Alex Otto has said on more than one occasion. That is his career’s guiding principle. Has been since he was a radio journalist in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu in 2009.

Otto passionately believes his journalism should bring to the fore the voices of the voiceless like the shooting victims of Apaa. Otto tries in his journalism to ask tough questions to those in positions of authority.

Based in the Kampala bureau, Otto is especially interested in covering agriculture, politics, education, human rights, crime, environment and business. He has reported intensively on the post-conflict situation in northern Uganda.

A URN staff member since 2014, Otto previously worked with The Observer Newspaper from 2012 to 2013 and later the Institute for War and Peace Reporting IWPR based in Gulu.

He was the URN Gulu bureau chief 2014-2016.