Couple and other relatives arrested for selling 13-year-old Ebonyi pupil to sex traffickers for N150,000

Chiamaka, a 13-year-old girl, was allegedly trafficked to Burkina Faso for prostitution by a man, his wife, and two other relatives.

Chiamaka was kidnapped from her village in Ikwo, Ebonyi State’s Ikwo Local Government Area, with the promise of hiring her as a housekeeper.

She was, however, transported to Delta State and then to Burkina Faso for prostitution.

The suspects suspected of trafficking Chiamaka have been apprehended by Delta State police.

On Sunday, Nov. 21, Emmanuel Uduma, the Secretary of the Ebonyi Progressives Union in Delta State, was in Abakiliki to hand over the minor to the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Chinwe Okah.

Chiamaka was told when she arrived in Burkina Faso that she had been bought for N150,000 and that she would earn N1.2 million for her madam and work extra months as a sex worker to gain her freedom, according to Punch.

According to Uduma, the girl fled and reported to the police, after which she was returned to Nigeria.

He claimed that the perpetrators who enticed the child to Delta State before transporting her to Burkina Faso had been apprehended by a team of police officers and the Ebonyi Forum in Delta State and were awaiting trial.

While receiving Chiamaka, the commissioner, Mrs Chinwe Okah, promised that the state government would continue to defend the interests of all citizens and indigenes.

Okah commended the Ebonyi Progressives Union for their effort in ensuring that the girl was brought back to the state. 

She promised that the state government would take care of the victim and make her dream of going back to school a reality.

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