Victoria Oshioke, a victim of human trafficking has narrated how her boyfriend sold her into prostitution for 500,000 cefa (N350,000).
Speaking to Daily Trust, the 18-year-old girl who was rescued alongside three other girls identified as Joy Aloaye, Amaka Eze and Anuoluwapo Mustapha by operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said she was first sold to the syndicate when she was 16-years-old and taken to Cotonou, Republic of Benin and later to Mali to engage in prostitution.
Oshioke said she found a way to return back to Nigeria because she couldn’t cope with sleeping with different men every day.
She said: “The syndicate took me to Mali where I was made to sleep with different men. I came back two years ago and later got a call from my boyfriend, Maxwell, that I should come to Benin. I was living in Auchi then.
“When I got to Benin along with my elder sister, my boyfriend asked me to go back to Mali.
“I refused. in the midnight, he threw us out of his apartment. For fear of being attacked, we agreed to go.
“The next day, which was Tuesday, he put us in a bus coming to Lagos after calling his contact, who resides at Iyana-Ipaja.”
The NSCDC on Thursday January 16, revealed that they have arrested a 30-year-old suspected member of the syndicate identified as Omowunmi Michael, at her residence in Iyana Ipaja, Lagos.
Omowunmi reportedly got into a heated exchange with the girls and threatened to send them back to Edo State after they refused paying an upfront payment of N1 million before she will hand them over to the syndicate’s leader in Cotonou.
The girls who stormed out of the room in anger, shared their ordeal with the NSCDC officials after being spotted in a truck whose driver they begged for a lift. Omowunmi was then arrested on Wednesday January 15, while trying to traffick four ladies to Mali for prostitution.
Commandant of NSCDC Lagos State Command, Cyprian Ehi Otiobhi said, “Two of the victims, Victoria Oshioke and Joy Aloaye, were transported from Benin, Edo State, by one Favour, who is currently on the run, while Amaka Eze, who hails from Onitsha, Anambra State, was linked to the suspect by one Lekan.”
VIDEO: SARS Operatives Kill Footballer In Sagamu
In a viral video shared on the Internet, some SARS officials have allegedly killed a football player in Sagamu area of Ogun State.
The community is presently on fire as a young footballer, identified as Tiamiyu Kazeem alias Kaka, was allegedly chased to his death by some SARS operatives.
It was gathered that Kaka was on his way to Sagamu from Abeokuta after his training when he ran into SARS operatives who labeled him a yahoo boy and started chasing him.
Eyewitnesses claimed that the officers shot at his car tyre which made it somersault. On seeing what had happened, the officials ran away, leaving Kaka to his fate.
The footballer was later rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Residents have taken to the streets to protest the murder of the youngster who once played for the Remo Football club.
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Happening Now: Chaos as #SARS officials kill footballer in #Sagamu . . #Sagamu is presently on fire in #OgunState, as a young footballer, identified as Tiamiyu Kazeem alias #Kaka, was allegedly chased to his death by some SARS operatives. . . It was gathered that Kaka was on his way to Sagamu from #Abeokuta after his training, when he ran into SARS operatives who labeled him a yahoo boy and started chasing him. . . Eyewitnesses claimed that the officers shot at his car tyre which made it somersault. On seeing what had happened, the officials ran away, leaving Kaka to his fate. . . The footballer was later rushed to Fakoya Hospital, Sagamu, where he was pronounced dead. Residents have now taken to the streets to protest the murder of the youngster who once played for the #Remo Football club.
FSARS Officer Slumps And Dies In His Office
A senior officer with the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS identified as Christopher Akpan has reportedly slumped and died while inside his office.
The Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Christopher Akpan, died on Friday after he returned from an operation and went to the bathroom to freshen up, PM Express reports.
He was said to have slumped and was down unconscious before some other officers discovered what happened and rushed him to an undisclosed hospital where doctors merely certified him dead and the corpse was deposited at the mortuary for autopsy report.
What would have led to his death was yet unknown because the autopsy report has not been made public but his colleagues said there was no report that he was sick the previous day.
The late Akpan was former Station Officer of FSARS before he was elevated to a higher position before his eventual death.
He hailed from Akwa Ibom State and was married with children who reside at Okota Barracks in Lagos.
Since the incident happened, some of his colleagues had expressed shock over the incident describing the late Akpan as a disciplined officer, who worked diligently and professionally with his other colleagues.
Mother, Daughter, Vulcaniser Burnt As Tanker Explodes In Ogun
A woman, her daughter and a vulcaniser on Saturday suffered varying degrees of burns after a petrol-laden tanker fell and exploded at Atatun, Ijaiye-Tutun, in Abeokuta on Friday evening.
According to an eyewitness, the victims were immediately rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta.
No fewer than five houses and several shops were burnt in the incident.
An eye witness, who simply identified herself as Mrs Olufote, told newsmen that the incident happened when a fuel tanker suffered a flat tyre.
She said the driver had parked beside the road to fix the flat tyre unaware that he was parking in a sloppy area.
The eyewitness added that as he was alighting the vehicle to negotiate with a vulcaniser beside the road, the tanker tilted and the container fell.
”The tanker had a flat tyre and in the process of trying to fix it, the tanker exploded and even the vulcaniser who was to work on the tyre was affected.
“The vulcaniser was fixing a motorcycle tyre when the tanker exploded.
“There were many houses that were affected, with some burnt to ashes. In fact, a mosque was also affected,” she said.
Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to NAN on Saturday.
Akinbiyi said the fire was later put out after some houses had been burnt.
The TRACE spokesman stated that the tanker driver erroneously parked in a sloppy area while trying to fix his tanker’s tyre.
According to him, the container removed from the hook, fell and exploded.
He said the fire was put out on Saturday night