The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Friday sealed up Amazonia Guest House at Dagri in Gwagwalada, FCT, and rescued 13 women suspected to be victims of human trafficking.
NAPTIP’s Assistant Director of Intelligence, Investigation and Monitoring, Tina Ugwu told journalists after the operation that that two suspects including the Manager of the lodge have been arrested.
One Hafeez Abdulsalam who had been on NAPTIPs watch list and was a suspected trafficker in the South-West who specialises in trafficking young girls to Saudi Arabia was the person that brought the girls from various states to Abuja.
One of the victims, who gave her name as Rokibat, 22, from Oyo state, revealed that her aunt in Saudi Arabia told her mother to bring her to Saudi through Abdulsalam to be engaged in Housemaid job.
Another victim, Rodiya 23, from Lagos state, said Abdulsalam who is a family friend allegedly, promised to take her to Saudi Arabia to earn a living since she was not doing anything.
The arrested suspect, Abdulsalam, however, claimed that the company he worked for, Western Royal Manpower Solution, was legal and registered company known to the FG.