A suspected human trafficker was intercepted by the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, in Anambra state.
The incident was confirmed in a statement by the State Sector Public Education Officer, Florence Edor.
According to her, men of the corps also rescued five female victims from the suspected trafficker.
She said the suspect, a driver identified as Frank Lucky, 36, was arrested along Onitsha-Awka Expressway in Anambra.
The Statement added that the Sector Head of Operations, Deputy Corps Commander Anthony O Ogbodo, who spoke on behalf of the Sector Commander Anambra State, said the suspect was arrested on Wednesday April 28, by FRSC patrol team led by Route Commander Ugochukwu Ogbonna.
The suspect was arrested when he stopped a black Nissan Primera vehicle with registration number BEN468HP, for an offence of seat belt violation (SUV) and Obstruction of Marshal on duty (OMD).
The statement reads:
“Our patrol team had earlier set out to book the driver for seat belt violation, on close inspection, they noticed five girls inside the vehicle which raised their suspicions.”
”The vehicle was impounded and taken to the Command. When the driver was interviewed, he claimed he was taking the girls to work as house helps and farmers in their family farmland in Benin, Edo State. The victims who said they are from Vande Ikya in Benue also told us they were going to Benin to sell pepper soup and beer in a beer parlours
“The situation was reported to our Headquarters where we were directed to alert the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in the state for further investigations,”
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