Police nab human traffickers, rescue sex workers in Lagos


The Lagos State Police command in Lagos have rescued three young women and arrested two suspected human traffickers who allegedly lured them from the South-East with job promises in the state.

Imohimi Edgal, the Commissioner of Police, CP, in Lagos, at a press briefing on Monday in Ikeja, said that the suspects were using their victims to enrich themselves.

He said: “On July 1, the command received information that Ikechkwu Egbulefu and Vera John were involved in human trafficking.”

“It was alleged that they brought some girls from Imo, Akwa-Ibom and Rivers to Lagos State for prostitution.

“On the strength of the information, FSARS operatives were directed to investigate and arrest the suspects involved.”

“Investigation led to the arrest of the suspects at Wagbas Hotel Ajah, a suburb of Lagos and three victims were rescued.”

He said that the suspects had allegedly took their victims to a shrine in Epe-Ijebu where they were made to swear an oath that they would not abscond from the hotel. The victims’ sleeps with more than 10 men daily and their proceeds were handed over to the suspects.

The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded.


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