Police in Delta State have arrested an all-female child trafficking syndicate after receiving a complaint via petition about a 13-year-child who was to be taken to Onicha-Ugbo, Delta State for prostitution.
Police spokesperson in the state, Disclosed, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Asaba, the state capital.
He said a combined team of policemen in collaboration with vigilante embarked on an intelligence led operation, which led to the arrest of three female suspects.
According to the spokesperson, they arranged for a girl named Chidima surname unknown age 16-years-old to be taken to Mali for prostitution.
“On 24/6/2022, the Command received a complaint via petition to the Area Commander Asaba, written on behalf of a victim of child trafficking (Name withheld) age 13yrs, a native of Izza North LGA of Ebonyi State, who was to be taken to Onicha-Ugbo for prostitution.
“A combined team of Policemen and vigilante embarked on an intelligence led operation, which led to the arrest of three suspects namely; Ado-Obi Oguguo ‘f’ age 38yrs, Chidima Osita age 36yrs, and Nkirnka Ikechukwu ‘f’ age 30yrs, all residing at Omerigboma Village Oko, Oshimili South, Delta State.
He said upon interrogation, it was discovered that the suspects were into prostitution, and on 22/6/2022, they arranged for a girl named Chidima surname unknown age 16yrs to be taken to Mali for prostitution.
He said Investigation is still ongoing and effort to arrest other members of the syndicate is ongoing.
In another development, the Delta State Police Command spokesman said during a routine patrol along the Asaba/Onitsha bridge on June 28, 2022, at around 1530 hours, members of the Eagle-Net Special Squad observed a mob assaulting a man at the Oko New International Market in Asaba.
He said the team arrived on the scene quickly and rescued the culprit, Michael Ozor, 45, from Abakiliki, Ebonyi State Statewho was accused of using fake Naira notes for a POS transaction with the aim of deceiving the POS operator.
Following the suspect’s arrest, eighty thousand fake naira notes were found on him.
According to him investigation is still ongoing on the matter.
Source: Delta State Police Command.