The Ogun State police command has apprehended a 35-year-old suspected human trafficking kingpin, Comfort Innocent over the abduction and trafficking of two under-aged girls.
The police public relations officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the arrest followed a report by two residents of Siun town in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state who reported that the suspect abducted their daughters aged 15 and 16.
The police spokesperson added that following this, the Divisional Police Officer, Owode Egba division Mathew Ediae swung into action with his detectives, and through intelligence-driven investigation, they succeeded in arresting the suspect.
Oyeyemi said that on interrogation, the suspect confessed been a human trafficker and that she has been into the business for a long time.
“She confessed further that her husband is based in Italy while she stays in Nigeria recruiting young girls and sending them to her husband in Italy en route Libya where they will be used as prostitutes.
“Concerning the two girls she recently abducted, she confessed that the two of them had been taken to Kaduna State from where they will be transported to Libya,” the police spokesperson explained.
According to the police, the two victims have been rescued from Kaduna State by the police.