Two men, 49-year-old Osaruwumen Ewodaru and 43-year-old Olaoluwa Adebanjo have been arrested over alleged human trafficking in Niger State.

It was gathered that they were intercepted by Police operatives in Niger State on Thursday, July 1st, 2021 along Abuja-Kaduna road while on their way to Kano State with five female victims in an attempt to move them to Libya for human trafficking.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, the victims who are between the ages of 18-23 are from Ondo, Edo, Delta and Ogun State.

During interrogation, Osaruwumen confessed to having taken one of the victims with him from Benin to embark on the journey and he also possessed his marriage certificate to claim that the victim is his wife to clear any suspicion on the way, while Olaoluwa acted as a transporter who always accept and assemble the victims at Ido park, Abuja, for onward movement to Kano State to cross to Libya.

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