The Nigeria Police force has arrested two suspected human traffickers, Ejiofor Izuchukwu and Nzube Okafor, for allegedly attempting to traffic 10 girls to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
the assistance Inspector-general of Police in fee of the pressure crook investigation and Intelligence branch, Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos country, Usman Belel, who confirmed this during a press briefing on Friday, said the sufferers have been rescued within the Republic of Benin, following an intelligence record obtained from a non-governmental corporation via the kingdom crook research and Intelligence department, Panti, Yaba, Lagos.
He stated, “On August eight, 2021, the bureau received an intelligence report from a non-governmental organisation via the Nigeria Police pressure country crook investigation and Intelligence branch, Panti, Yaba, Lagos, that 10 girls have been about to be trafficked to Dubai, UAE, via Cotonou and have been lodged at NIS lodge, near Scoa Gbeto, Cotonou, Republic of Benin, preparatory for their departure.
“The national Centre Bureau, Abuja, INTETPOL, changed into capable to tell our counterpart at NCB in Cotonou, who swung into movement and apprehended two suspects, rescued the 10 girls and repatriated them to Nigeria. The names of the suspects are, Ejiofor Izuvhukwu and Nzube Okafor. The rescued victims are, Gold Uwaifor, 13; Ella Moses, 21; Abigail Onyenweaku, 26; Alex destiny, 21; Ebri Ikpi, 23; Samuel Igwe, 24; Debby Noyogiere, 23; Eneh Inalegwu, 21; Akuchi Nndubuisi, 32; Happiness Ndukwe, 25.”
The AIG brought that, inside the direction of the investigation, it became observed that the traffickers belonged to a syndicate based totally in Dubai, with some retailers in Nigeria and Cotonou.
“They (suspects) have been capable of comfy some of the victims’ passports from Nigeria whilst others were received from the Republic of Benin with the help of a few immigration officers who backdated the stamp on their passports to fulfil the 2 weeks quarantine length notwithstanding their arrival on the Republic of Benin a few days before their rescue. They have been scheduled to be airlifted on August 19, 2021, to Dubai. on this notice, the 10 women are hereby passed over to the country wide organization for the safety of Trafficking in individuals for similarly moves whilst the INTERPOL assists the organisation in finding and arresting different members of the syndicate in their countries of residence,” he brought.
In some other development, the AIG confirmed the arrest of 4 suspects, Owolabi Sodiq, 28; Michael Shittu, 28; Olaide Opeifa, 40; Olanrewaju Maja, for allegedly killing one Ifeanyi Godfrey, fifty two, in the Ijede neighborhood Council improvement location of Lagos kingdom. He explained that one Oluwatosin Onamade wrote a petition in opposition to the suspects, including that the command started an research and arrested the suspects who confessed to the crime throughout interrogation.
Belel stated, “The suspects were speculated to have murdered Ifeanyi Godfrey, 52, at Western Funeral home confined Cemetery, Compound, Abule Eko Bus prevent in the Ijede nearby Council improvement area, Ikorodu, Lagos country. The case became investigated with the aid of DSP Bologi Abdullah and his team. The suspects’ statements have been taken under warning where they confessed to the crime; seek warrants had been achieved at their residence and premises where the stick they used to homicide the victim become recovered. Efforts are nevertheless being intensified to arrest others at huge.” in the meantime, one of the school instructors of the Shom worldwide school, identified truely as Steve, has been arrested for allegedly defiling a student of the school inside the Surulere location of the state.
The AIG stated the commercial enterprise research teacher in the Junior Secondary college phase of the school met the victim on fb and each have become fb pals.
“Afterwards, the suspect delivered the victim to an additional lesson he turned into doing for students in the faculty premises and that the victim have to inform her friends. To the victim’s utter dismay, she were given to the venue at the faculty premises but met Steve and his younger brothers, whom Steve advised to excuse them.
“The suspect threatened the sufferer with a knife, stripped off her garments and unlawfully had carnal know-how of her with pressure and thereby defiled her, with a strict warning that she might die if she informed all people. The suspect took benefit of the sufferer’s naivety numerous instances at distinct locations earlier than she sooner or later unfolded to her mother and father. in the meantime, a case file and the parties had been cited the legal segment for vetting, advice and feasible prosecution,” Belel said.
He also said that one Cyril Ndego, 33; Stephen Clement, 33; Ani Amachi, 32; Osatin Omorogieva, 25; and joy Omowumi, 42, and others had been arrested for alleged armed robbery and kidnapping at some point of an investigation in Lagos and Edo states
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