NSCDC Arrests Two Human Traffickers In Lagos

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos State Command, has confirmed the arrest of two suspected human traffickers in the Badagry area of the state.

According to the  Abolurin Oluwaseun,  the Public Relations Officer, Lagos NSCDC,  the operation was carried out over the weekend at about 2.30pm, by the Badagry Division led by the Chief Superintendent of Corps, Akinyemi Ayodeji.

The NSCDC spokesperson, who disclosed that two persons were rescued, noted that the operation was in response to a distress call from a member of a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), one Mrs Olaitan, over the suspicious activities of the suspected human traffickers around Gbaji area of Badagry.

It was gathered that the suspect human traffickers were later identified as Believe Atete (male), age 30 and Moses Medemaku (male), age 25, with the victims Godspower Kessena, male,19 years from Isoko, Delta State and David Okporbome, male, 25 years from Isoko, Delta state.

The spokesperson added that the victims upon interrogation, disclosed that Mr Believe Atete, promised them gainful employment and better life in Ghana.

 “Information revealed that on arrival to Lagos from Isoko, Delta State, the victims realised there was fire on the mountain based on the telephone conversations between them and their suspected traffickers before the operatives came to their rescue” he said.

Oluwaseun stated that “Lagos State NSCDC Commandant, Eweka Okoro has directed the Divisional Officer, Badagry Division, to transfer the suspects and the rescued victims to the Lagos State Command, Headquarters, Alausa, Ikeja, for further investigation to commence on the matter and promised to hand over to the appropriate government agency without delay,”.

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