The Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has arrested two persons, Babatunde Oluwasola and Dada Fowowe for allegedly involving in human trafficking.
The suspects were said to be allegedly involved in recruiting three young girls to travel to Libya in April this year.
The spokesman for the command, Daniel Aidamenbor, on Monday, said the suspects were arrested in Akure and Ondo town.
Aidamenbor said, ” Oluwasola a.k.a ‘Osanle’, 56years, carpenter from Osun-state but resides in Akure recruited three girls from Akure to Libya sometimes around April 2023.
“He got one of them with the help of Mrs Dada Fowowe a.k.a Iya Alaso, 47years, trader from Ondo-State. The victims who traveled through the desert to Libya called Mr Babatunde through the agent that received them two weeks after their departure from Akure, Ondo State to intimate him of their arrival at Libya.
“The victim, a 15-year-old girl until her departure lived with her parents in Akure, she had left without telling anyone about her journey, it is upon her arrival at Libya where she discovered that the situation she got wasn’t what she bargained for, hence she had to reached out to her father who had been looking for her, for help and the father in return reported the case to NSCDC Ondo State Command.”
He stated that the suspects had already made confessional statements and after the investigation, adding that the case would be transferred to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons for further actions.