Police Nab 35Year-Old Human Trafficking Kingpin In Ogun - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Monday, December 28, 2020

Police Nab 35Year-Old Human Trafficking Kingpin In Ogun


The suspect

ABEOKUTA - Police in Ogun state have arrested a 35year-old human trafficking kingpin, Comfort Innocent over the abduction and trafficking of two under aged girls.

The arrest of the suspect followed a report by one Oluwaseun Aduratola and one Sakirat Fasasi both residents of Siun town in Obafemi Owode local government area of the state who reported at Owode Egba police station that the suspect abducted their daughters namely Blessing Aduratola 15 and Hasisat Fasasi 16. 

They further explained that the suspect who is a notorious human trafficker is about taking the two girls to Libya where they will be forced into prostitution.

The police spokesman in Ogun state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press statement issued in Abeokuta on Monday said, on the strength of the report, the DPO Owode Egba division, CSP Mathew Ediae quickly swung into action with his detectives and through intelligence driven investigation, they succeeded in arresting the suspect.

Oyeyemi stated that, on interogation, the suspect confessed being a human trafficker and that she has been into the business for a long time. 

She confessed further that her husband is based in Italy while she stays in Nigeria recruiting young girls and send them to her husband in Italy enroute Libya where they will be using them for prostitution.

Concerning the two girls she recently abducted, she confessed that the two of them had been taken to kaduna state from where they will be transported to Libya.

The two victims have 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 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 well-being especially the female ones in order to safe them from those wolves in human skin.

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