The Ebonyi Commissioner Of Police , CP Garba Aliyu, has confirmed the arrest of one miss Chineecherem and Ogbonna justice (Surname withheld)for allegedly trafficking five Ebonyi female teenagers to Ghana for prostitution
The suspects and the victims are from Akaeze community in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi State.
While parading the suspects, the commissioner of Police CP Garba Aliyu, said that a case of abduction and child trafficking was reported at Ivo Division against the suspects who allegedly abducted and trafficked the female teenagers to Ghana for prostitution
The victims were identified as Ugochi, 17yrs, Ogechi, 17yrs, Ejiwa, 18 yrs and Medina, 16yrs ( surnames withheld)
CP Aliyu said the suspects were arrested by the Police Operatives attached to Anti-Human Trafficking of the Command in their bid to abduct one Faith for the same purpose.
“The suspects admitted to the crime and confessed that they trafficked the children to Ghana as alleged without the consent of the parents.
Speaking with one of the victims, Ogechi, she said the suspects approached her that they want to send her to where she would serve someone who does beer parlour business and get paid.
Ogechi said she told them that she can only go with them if her mother agrees, but they told that her parents would discourage her from going, adding that she had been presented with a good opportunity to make money and help her family.
She narrated: “One of them came to me and said he has work for me, I asked what type of work, he said it was serving someone who does beer parlour business. I told him I would only go if my mother permits. He said I shouldn’t tell my parents that they wouldn’t allow me to go.
“I told him I was not interested, but the next day he came and was pressuring me, after much pressure I accepted.
“It was in Lagos that they told three of us that were taken at the same time that it was Ghana we were going to for the job.
“On getting to Ghana, the woman told us that we were there for prostitution. We told her we couldn’t do that and moreover it wasn’t what they said we were coming to do. The woman said she had everything paid for including our bride price that we have no choice.
“Before long she brought four men and they slept with me, after that I became very sick. I was having pains at my lower abdomen.
“We stayed there for three weeks before the woman started receiving calls from Nigeria and she became very scared. Out of fear she put us in a bus that dropped us in Lagos.
“It was later I heard that my mother got the one that took me to Lagos arrested and he revealed to them were he took us.
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