Suspects appear in court for ‘brothel’

Two brothers accused of running a Brooklyn brothel have appeared in court on human-trafficking charges.

The elder brother has also been charged with rape.

Hawks spokesman Captain Lloyd Ramovha said the men, both Cameroonian nationals, had allegedly run a prostitution ring from a house in Grobbelaar Street, Brooklyn.

Edward Tambe Ayuk, 37, was arrested on September 13, and his brother, Yanick Agbor Ayuk, 26, was arrested on Wednesday November 1, after a 16-year-old Gugulethu girl told police in September that the brothers had held her against her will and that the elder brother had raped her at the Brooklyn house.

Captain Lloyd Ramovha said Hawks anti-human trafficking officers had found a 29-year-old woman at the house who had also allegedly been held against her will.

Edward appeared in court on Wednesday September 13 and the matter was postponed to Thursday November 7. Yanick appeared in court on Friday November 3.

Police arrested two suspected burglars in a Bothasig house on Friday November 3.

A neighbour saw the men going into the house and called the police, said Bothasig spokesman Warrant Officer Jacques Mostert.

Officers found a broken window and the suspects, aged 32 and 22, hiding in the bedroom.

Police caught a 26-year-old man breaking into a Table View house on Tuesday October 31. Table View spokeswoman Captain Adriana Chandler said officers on patrol saw a man climb through a window after forcing it open with a garden tool.

The man took a laptop and knife before running into a neigbouring property. He was later found hiding in a garbage bin and arrested.