A 35 year old suspected human trafficking kingpin, Comfort Innocent has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command having also abducted and trafficked two underage girls
Penpushing reports that, Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this on Monday, adding that the arrest of the suspect followed a report by one Oluwaseun Aduratola and one Sakirat Fasasi both residents of Siun town in Obafemi Owode local government area of the State.
The police spokesman said the couple reported at Owode Egba Police Station that the suspect abducted their daughters namely Blessing Aduratola (15) and Hasisat Fasasi(16) adding that the suspect alleged to be a notorious human trafficker was about taking the two girls to Libya where they will be forced into prostitution.
‘A 35 year old human trafficking kingpin Comfort Innocent was on the 22nd of December 2020 apprehended by operatives of Ogun State Police Command over the abduction and trafficking of two under aged girls’, the police said.
‘The arrest of the suspect followed a report by one Oluwaseun Aduratola and one Sakirat Fasasi both residents of Siun town in Obafemi Owode local government area of the state who reported at Owode Egba police station that the suspect abducted their daughters namely Blessing Aduratola 15 and Hasisat Fasasi 16. They further explained that the suspect who is a notorious human trafficker is about taking the two girls to Libya where they will forced into prostitution’.
Penpushing further reports that, Oyeyemi said on the strength of the report, the Divisional Police Officer Owode Egba Division CSP Mathew Ediae quickly swung into action with his detectives and through intelligence driven investigation, they succeeded in arresting the suspect.
‘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 stay in Nigeria recruiting young girls and send them to her husband in Italy enroute Lybia where they will be using them for prostitution’, Oyeyemi stated.
The police said, concerning the two girls the suspect recently abducted, she confessed that the two of them had been taken to Kaduna State from where they will be transported to Lybia, adding that the two victims have been rescued from Kaduna by the Police.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to Anti Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation, and also appealed to parents to always be mindful of their children well-being especially the female ones in order to safe them from those wolves in human skin.
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