Foiled child trafficking: Police rescues 12 children, arrests three suspects

Foiled child trafficking: Police rescues 12 children, arrests three suspects
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The operatives of FCT Police Command attached to the Rapid Response Squad 74 (RRS 74), on Friday, February 9, at about 12:55 am, intercepted one Muhammad Isah ‘m’ of Kafanchan, Kaduna in a Toyota Hiace bus with Reg No APP 489 XE, conveying twelve; four (4) male and eight (8) female; underaged children to a destination later discovered to be in Ogun state.

A statement released by SP Josephine Adeh, spokesperson of the FCT police command, says preliminary investigation revealed that the children whose ages are between 5 years to 16 years, all from Akwanga LGA, Nasarawa State were being trafficked to Ogun state by one Pastor Simon Kado ‘m’ and Jesse Simon Kado ‘m’, who are now presently in police custody.

Foiled child trafficking: FCT police rescues 12 children, arrests three suspects

Adeh stated that while investigation is still ongoing and effort in conduit with Nasarawa State Police Command on how to reunite victims with their respective families, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh psc, mni, wishes to reiterate that the safety of residents remains his utmost priority.

He equally urges residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines ; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352.

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