Two Suspected Human Traffickers Nabbed, Female Victims Rescued In Niger State

The Niger State Police Command have arrested two suspected human traffickers and rescued five female victims.

According to the spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, the suspects, Osaruwumen Ewodaru (49) and Olaoluwa Adebanjo (43), were attempting, to take the five female victims between the ages of 18-23, from Ondo, Edo, Delta and Ogun State respectively to Libya via Kano State, when they were intercepted and arrested.

Osaruwumen, confessed to have taken one of the victims with him from Benin to embark on the joruney and he also possessed a marriage certificate to claim that the victim is his wife in order to clear any suspicion on the way. Olaoluwa acted as a transporter who accepts and assemble the victims at Ido park, Abuja for onward movement to Kano State in order to cross to Libya.

Abiodun, however, warned members of the public most especially parents/guardians to always monitor their wards and discourage them against embarking on unnecessary journey in search for means of livelihood”.

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