The Ogun State Police Command reported on Monday that Godday and Ebere Samuel had been taken into custody for allegedly engaging in human trafficking in Atan in the State’s Ota zone.
SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Spokesperson, confirmed that the two were arrested on October 17 on suspicion of participating in human trafficking in a press statement in Ota.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspects were detained as a result of a report made at the Atan Ota Divisional Police Headquarters by one Adeniji Okikiolu, who stated that his daughter Maria Adeniji, 16, mysteriously vanished from their house on October 16.
The missing child had been spotted with Ebere the day before, he continued, adding that although a search party had been organized to look for her.
“Upon the information, Ebere was invited to the station, but she vehemently denied ever seeing the missing girl on or before that day.
“Not satisfied with her plea of alibi, Ebere was subsequently detained at the station.
“But surprisingly, when her husband was contacted, the husband confessed to having taken the missing girl to somewhere in Lagos for onward transportation to Burkina Faso where she will be engaged as a maid to one of their associates.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the couple has been into the business of human trafficking for sometime now and that their accomplices are in Burkina Faso,” he said.