Six girls and a man who were allegedly being trafficked to Cote d’ Ivoire and Libya have been rescued by policemen attached to Edo police command.
The victims identified as Innocent Godfrey (male) 20, Success Okogbowa 17, Gift Osabuohien 18, Endurance Edigho 18, Gift Edigho, 17, Oghayero 19 and Happiness Oliver 16 are said to be from Delta, Edo and Enugu states, but all residents of Edo State.
The girls were disguised as Hijab wearing Muslims, and they were intercepted by the police at Isihor police checkpoint, Benin City on the Benin-Lagos road.
The State police commissioner, Philip Aliyu Ogbadu said the police were able to intercept the victims following an intelligence report and have handed them over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffick in Person (NAPTIP) for rehabilitation.
“They are minors, six girls and one boy. On interrogation, we found out they were being trafficked to Cote d’ Ivoire by one Godfrey.
Source: Linda Ikeji