A petition to the Area Commander Asaba was sent on behalf of a 13-year-old child trafficking victim (Name withheld), a native of Izza North LGA in Ebonyi State, who was scheduled to be taken to Onicha-Ugbo for prostitution. The petition was received by the men of the Delta State Police Command.
According to a statement made by DSP Bright Edafe, the command’s spokesperson, a team of police officers and vigilantes engaged in an intelligence-driven operation that resulted in the arrest of three suspects, Ado-Obi Oguguo “f,” age 38, Chidima Osita “f,” age 36, and Nkirnka Ikechukwu “f,” age 30, who were all living in Omerigboma Village Oko, O
Preliminary investigation revealed that, suspects were into prostitution, and on 22/6/2022, they arranged for a girl named Chidima surname unknown age 16yrs to be taken to Mali for prostitution. Investigation is ongoing and effort to arrest other members of the syndicate is ongoing.””
In a related development, the command has also arrested a man for being in possession of fake Naira notes. DSP Edafe who disclosed this in a statement released said operatives of Eagle-Net Special Squad while on routine patrol along Asaba/Onitsha bridge on June 28, sighted a mob, attacking a man at Oko new international market in Asaba.
He said the team rushed to the scene and rescued the suspect named Michael Ozor age 45yrs of Abakiliki in Ebonyi State.
“The suspect was alleged to have made a POS transaction with fake Naira notes with intent to defraud the POS operator. The suspect was arrested and fake naira notes to the tune of Eighty Thousand was recovered from him. Investigation is ongoing.”the statement read