A 35-year-old woman identified as Comfort Innocent has been arrested by operatives of the Ogun state police command for allegedly attempting to trade two underage girls to Libya for prostitution.
This development was confirmed by the spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi on Monday, December 28.
Oyeyemi said the notorious human trafficker was arrested last Thursday, following a complaint by the mothers of the victims, Mrs Oluwaseun Adurotola and Sakirat Fasasi, over the abduction of 15-year-old Blessing Adurotola and Hasisat Fasasi, 16.
The parents of the victims had lodged complaint at Owode Egba Police Station that the suspect had abducted their daughters and was about taking them to Libya where they will be forced into prostitution.
The suspect was nabbed on the strength of the information by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Owode Egba Police Division, CSP Matthew Ediae and his team.
She confessed to have been recruiting young girls for prostitution in connivance with her husband, who is based in Italy.
“On interogation, the suspect confessed being a human trafficker and that she has been into the business for a long time. She started further that her victims were being sent to her husband based in Italy for prostitution, while confessing that the two girls had been taken to Kaduna State for onward journey to Libya. The two victims have been rescued from Kaduna by the police.” said the PPRO.
Opeyemi said the suspect would be transferred to the anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department on the order of the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun.
Meanwhile, the CP has appealed to parents to be vigilant and mindful of their children’s well-being especially the female ones.