Human trafficking kingpin apprehended in ogun state
December 28, 2020
A 35-year-old human trafficking kingpin, Comfort Innocent, was apprehended by men of the Nigeria Police Force, Ogun State Command.
The suspect was apprehended last Thursday, over the abduction and trafficking of two under-aged girls.
She was arrested following a report by one Oluwaseun Aduratola and Sakirat Fasasi to Owode Egba Police Station that the suspect has abducted their daughters named; Blessing Aduratola (15) and Hasisat Fasasi (16).
The parents further explained that the suspect who is an alleged notorious human trafficker was about taking the two girls to Lybia where they will be forced into prostitution.
On the strength of the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Owode Egba Division, CSP Mathew Ediae quickly swung into action with his detectives, and through intelligence-driven investigation, they succeeded in arresting the suspect.
When interrogated, the suspect confessed being a human trafficker and that she had been into the business for a long time.
According to the suspect, her husband is based in Italy while she stays in Nigeria recruiting and sending young girls to her husband in Italy en route to Lybia where they will be using them for prostitution.
Concerning the girls that was abducted recently, she confessed that they had been taken to Kaduna State from where they will be transported to Lybia.
Both victims have since been rescued from Kaduna by the Police.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of Police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.
The CP also appealed to parents to always be mindful of their children’s well-being especially the female ones in order to save them from wolves in human skin.
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