OYO TAKES OVER FROM EDO AS LEADING STATE FOR GIRLS TRAFFICKING – IMMIGRATIONS DEPT

Kemi Olaitan in Ibadan The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) yesterday disclosed that Oyo State had become the hot spot for human trafficking with the yearly increase in the number of rescued trafficking victims in Ibadan and its environs. The Assistant Comptroller, Anti Human Trafficking and Child Labour unit of the NIS, Mr. Foluso Akintola made the disclosure at the public reading of a new book, From Frying Pan to Fire by the Chairman, Editorial Board of THISDAY Newspapers Groups in Ibadan, Oyo State. Akintola, who was a discussant at the…

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HOW COUPLE.LOST TWINS, TRIPLETS TO TRAFFICKERS INSIDE EBONYI HOTEL

In a new style of operation, a couple has fallen prey to child traffickers in Ebonyi, losing their twins and triplets in a twinkle of an eye. UCHENNA INYA reports from Abakaliki Child traffickers have devised new means of stealing children. In their new style of operation, they approach their victims on the pretence to help them out of difficult situations , hypnotize them and then move the children away to where they sell them to their customers. Some members of the public in Ebonyi State have fallen victims to…

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15-YR OLD GIRL, 3 OTHERS HIDDEN IN CAR DASHBOARD, ENGINE AS TRAFFICKERS ATTEMPT TO SMUGGLE THEM TO EUROPE, SEE PICS

Four people, including a 15-year-old girl, have been found hidden inside vehicles attempting to leave Morocco, the Civil Guard has said. Three vehicles were stopped at customs in Beni-Enzar in a space of just three hours, between 9am and 12pm.Inside the cars, officials found the teenage girl and two other men, believed to be 20 and 21 years old. One of them was hidden behind the rear seats and the other two were in the dashboard.Two of the three had to be stabilised by medics after showing symptoms of asphyxia,…

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STOLEN FROM RIVERS, SOLD FOR 850K, RECOVERED IN ENUGU BY EDO POLICE

Men of the Edo State Police Command have recovered a child, Christabel Omokpia in Enugu State who was sold for N850,000 by an orphanage in Rivers State. Christabel was two years old when she and her sister, Amanda, were stolen away from Utesi village in Ovia North East local government area by two female tenants of their father in June last year Their mother, Faith, left them in the care of the tenants, Mary and Rose, who disappeared with the children to unknown destination. Christabel was first sold for N450,000…

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WE HAVE RECEIVED MORE THAN 4,754 TRAFFICKED RETURNEES IN 2 YEARS- EDO TASK FORCE

FILE PHOTO: Human Trafficking The Edo Taskforce Against Human Trafficking and Irregular Migration said it had received 4,764 trafficked human returnees since its inception more than two years ago. Prof. Yinka Omorogbe, Chairperson of the taskforce and the State Attorney General disclosed this on Thursday at a one-day workshop for female journalists. The worskshop was organised by the Edo Chapter of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ). Omorogbe said of the figure, 3,261 were male, while female and children were 1,322 and 181 respectively. She disclosed that a survey…

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FORMER WASHINGTON POLICE OFFICER, A NIGERIAN SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR SEX TRAFFICKING, SEE PIX

A former Washington D.C. police officer, who is of Nigerian descent, has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for sex trafficking, Igbere Tv reports. According to multiple reports gathered by Igbere Tv, 29-year-old Chukwuemeka Ekwonna pleaded guilty to paying two teenage girls for sex while he was employed as a police officer in Washington, D.C. U.S. Attorney Robert Hur’s office said Ekwonna exchanged more than 250 text messages and social media messages with two girls, ages 14 and 15, and paid both for sex. Ekwonna was charged in…

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CHILD TRAFFICKING: ORPHANAGE MATRON OTHERS ARRESTED IN OYO, DELTA

[File] The Nigeria Police Policemen from the Warri area command in Delta State have arrested three suspects over the alleged child trafficking of a two-and-half-year-old baby girl. Those arrested included, the matron of Divine Orphanage Home, Rosemary Johnson and Madam Rose IIogbo in Ughelli. The third person was a lady, who allegedly bought the child for N850,000 from Johnson and Ilogbo. The arrest followed a petition by the president of Nigerian Child Welfare Fund, Comrade Joshua Omorere. Acting on the petition, detectives swung into action and arrested the suspects. The…

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MOTHER SELLS BABY, USES PROCEEDS TO BUY PHONE AND WRAPPER, SEE PIX

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command has arrested a 27-year-old single mother, Nneka Donatus, who allegedly sold her baby girl a day after putting to bed. Also arrested were a level 12 civil servant at the state Ministry of Women Affairs, Ujunwa Udechukwu, 40; and Nneoma Onwusereaka, 37; who allegedly conspired with the single mother to sell the baby to a couple. The mother of the baby, who spoke to Southern City News at the command headquarters in Owerri on Thursday, confessed that she…

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I HAD TO SLEEP IN THE TOILET FOR WEEKS TO AVOID BEING RAPED BY MY BOSS- TRAFFICKED LADY

May 10, 2019 Adelani Adepegba, Abuja A human trafficking victim, Oyinlola Solanke, who was rescued by the Erelu Eyinade Foundation, has narrated how she frustrated the plans by her employer to sexually assault her while working as a maid in Oman. The graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University explained that she slept in a bathroom for weeks to avoid being raped by her Omani boss who she said was always demanding sex from her. The 25-year-old stated that her employer forbade her from locking her room, adding that she could only…

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COUPLE SELLS 3-DAY OLD BABY FOR 300K IN ANAMBRA

A couple, Chinonso and Oluebube Anyawu, has allegedly sold their three-day-old son for N300,000. DAILY POST gathered from a source that the couple had three daughters before they got the male child. The source said, “We were surprised that a family with such history could behave this way by selling their only son.” The couple, who hails from Imo State, allegedly sold the baby to one Sandra Odimege of Umuezike, Amorka, in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, where the baby was found with her. The spokesperson of Anambra…

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