The Ogun State Police Command has nabbed a 35-year-old notorious human trafficker, Comfort Innocent, who specialised in trafficking young ladies to Italy for prostitution.
According to a statement signed by the command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was nabbed in connection to the abduction and trafficking of two underaged girls.
He said that Innocent was arrested on December 22 and has been helping the police with ongoing investigations.
Oyeyemi said, “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, was about taking the two girls to Libya where they will be forced into prostitution.
“On the strength of the report, the DPO Owode Egba Division, CSP Matthew Ediae, swung into action with his detectives and through intelligence-driven investigation, they succeeded in arresting the suspect.
“On interrogation, 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 she sends to her husband in Italy en route Libya where they will be using them for prostitution.”
The police spokesman said that Innocent further confessed that the young girls had been taken to Kaduna in preparation for the journey to Libya.
He added that the police have since rescued the victims from Kaduna.
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