Police operatives in Niger State on Thursday, July 1, intercepted and arrested two men for alleged human trafficking.
The suspects, Osaruwumen Ewodaru, 49, and Olaoluwa Adebanjo, 43, were arrested along Abuja-Kaduna road, while on their way to Kano with five female victims in an attempt to move them to Libya for human trafficking.
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According to the police image maker in the state, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, the victims who are between the ages of 18-23yrs, are from Ondo, Edo, Delta and Ogun State respectively.
During interrogation, Osaruwumen confessed to have taken one of the victims with him from Benin to embark on the joruney and he also possessed his marriage certificate to claim that the victim is his wife in order to clear any suspicion on the way, while Olaoluwa acted as a transporter who always accept and assemble the victims at Ido park, Abuja, for onward movement to Kano State in order to cross to Libya.