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Police arrest three suspected child traffickers in Delta

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A combined team of policemen and the vigilante have arrested three suspected child traffickers in Delta State.

The suspects include, Ado-Obi Oguguo ‘f’ (38yrs), Chidima Osita age (36yrs), and Nkirnka Ikechukwu ‘f’ (30yrs).

The suspects are residents of Omerigboma Village, Oko, Oshimili South, Delta State.

They were arrested based on a petition written to the Area Commander, Asaba on behalf of victim of child trafficking (name withheld),16 years, a native of Izza North LGA of Ebonyi State, who was to be taken to Onicha-Ugbo for prostitution.

The Delta State Police Command led by CP Ari Muhammed Ali confirmed the report in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe.

The Police image maker said, “Preliminary investigation revealed that suspects were into prostitution, and on 22/6/2022, they arranged for a girl named Chidima surname unknown age 16yrs to be taken to Mali for prostitution.”

DSP Edafe said, “investigation is ongoing and effort to arrest other members of the syndicate is ongoing.”