Troops Arrest Woman for Human Trafficking

Troops of 65 Bn Nigerian Army (NA) operating under the 81 Division NA, have apprehended a human trafficker identified as Mrs Olushola Areke in Lagos State.

According to the Acting Deputy Director of Army Public Relations Olabisi Olalekan Ayeni on Monday, the suspect’s arrest followed intelligence information and action.

It was gathered that the suspect was accused of kidnapping Miss Fayoke Kunle, a 22-year-old daughter of Mrs Ainor Kunle. Mrs Kunle claimed she had voluntarily entrusted her daughter to the suspect, who had promised to secure employment for the young girl in Oshodi, Lagos.

However, instead of heading to Oshodi as promised, the suspect moved Miss Kunle to Kano, where the victim later discovered herself and overheard discussions about being transported to Libya. Miss Kunle courageously escaped from her captor and returned home on 23 April 2024.

In response to this alarming report, troops reached out to Mrs Areke and were subsequently arrested at the designated meeting point, where she intended to pick up her supposed other victims.

Both the suspect and the victim have been handed over to the Ajah Police Command in Lagos for further investigation.

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