On Sunday December 8, 2019, Police arrested and detained KCCA FC Nigerian striker, John Odemwegu for illegally locking up three female students of Makerere University Business School (MUBS) for over 10 hours.
According to the Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, over the weekend, Odemwegu invited her new girlfriend to his home in Mutungo, Nakawa Division, and she went along with her two female friends.
At around 9pm, the girls asked Odemwegu to get back to their cribs but the striker insisted that they should stay and leave at his wish. Enanga said after the striker decided to confiscate their mobile phones before locking them up in the house for over 10 hours.
He further revealed that luckily enough, one of the girls had an extra phone which they used to alert their colleagues about the situation.
The friends immediately acted by rushing to Kinawataka Police Station that also tipped Jinja Road Police Division, which eventually rescued the girls and arrested Odemwegu.
On interrogation, Odemwegu accused the girlfriend of cheating on him but also defended his decision to lock them down that it was too unsafe for them to move at night. The girls in question are Grace Nakibuuka, Margret Namutebi and Joan Mirembe.
Currently the striker is under Police detention as further investigations are ongoing. Odemwegu joined KCCA FC this season from Nigeria Premier League topflight side Rivers United.