Mother of 9 arrested for human trafficking

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Ms Julie Okah-Donli, Director-General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP)

Jethro Ibileke-Benin

The Benin Zonal Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), has arrested a 40-year-old mother of nine children, Mrs. Halimatu Omoruyi Osifo, for offences bordering on human trafficking.

According to a statement signed by the Commander of NAPTIP, Benin Zonal Command, Me Nduka Nwanwenne, the suspect who hails from Igbanke but presently residing in Ugboko village, in Orhionwon LGA of Edo State, was arrested by operatives of the Agency with the support of officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC).

“The suspect recruited two victims, Miss X (18 years old) and Miss Y (20 years old) and promised them lucrative work outside the country. However, the suspect sent the two girls to her…

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