Ogun Police Rescues 22 Teenage Girls From Prostitution Home - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Ogun Police Rescues 22 Teenage Girls From Prostitution Home



ABEOKUTA - Operatives of Ogun state police command, on Friday rescued 22 teenage girls who were lured from Akwa Ibom state to Ogun state for prostitution.


In an operation, coordinated by the Area Commander, Ota police division,  ACP Muhideen Obe, the police team, upon credible intelligence received, that minors were being recruited from other states and used as commercial sex workers at KOLAB hotel in Itele Ota, stormed the said hotel at about 8pm, where the 22 teenagers whose ages are between 10 and 14years were rescued.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press release said the girls were lured from their respective villages in Akwa Ibom state to come to Ogun state, with the promise to employ them as sales girls in restaurants and supermarkets, only for them to get to Lagos and transferred to a brothel in Ogun state as commercial sex workers.
 
Oyeyemi added that, the girls were deprived of using phone or any communication devices, therefore, making it impossible for them to reach out to their parents or relations.

He said the manager of the hotel, one Isaac Ogbaji and 10 other male suspects were also arrested during the operation.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered that the family support unit of the Area command Ota should take over the investigation of the case, identify the recruiting cartel and bring them to justice as soon as possible.

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