Police operatives intercepted two suspected human traffickers while attempting to traffic five victims to Libya.
The police identified the suspects as Osaruwumen Ewodaru 49yrs ‘m’ of Opasa-Kpamba of Edo State and Olaoluwa Adebanjo 43yrs ‘m’ of Ido Airport road Abuja.
The suspects were intercepted and arrested along Abuja-Kaduna road, while on their way to Kano with five female victims in an attempt to move them to Libya for human trafficking.
The victims are between the ages of 18-23yrs from Ondo, Edo, Delta and Ogun State respectively.
During interrogation; Osaruwumen confessed to have taken one of the victim with him from Benin to embark on the journey and he also possessed his marriage certificate to claim that the victim is his wife in order to clear any suspicion on the way.
While Olaoluwa acted as transporter who always accept and assemble the victims at Ido park, Abuja for onward movement to Kano State in order to cross to Libya.
The five victims were rescued, case under investigation while the suspects will be transferred to FCID, Abuja for futher investigation.
However, the police advice members of the public most especially parents/guardians to always monitor their wards and discourage them against embarking on unnecessary journey in search for means of livelihood.
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