A 32-year-old Lebanese, Jack Sankary & Chinwe Chinasa, have been arrested for allegedly trafficking six young girls to Libya for prostitution.
His recruiter, Patience Godwin, is currently undergoing interrogation at the state CID.
We gathered that Patience was arrested at her hideout in Odopetu area of Akure metropolis and one 14-year-old girl about to be taken to the Lebanese rescued.
Speaking on the woman who trafficks young girls to Libya for prostitution, the state Police command said she was arrested at the Olufoam area of Federal Housing Estate, ShagariVillage in Akure following intelligence reports.
The command image maker, Wole Ogodo, said after the raid on the hideout, it was discovered that the six young girls had been prepared for the journey to Libya.
Ogodo said part of the preparation was shaving of their hairs and cutting of their nails.
He assured that investigation was ongoing to apprehend all her collaborators.
Ogodo said that some Nigerian international passports, cheque books of different banks and fake Naira notes were recovered from the suspected trafficker’s house. Speaking while she was paraded by the police, Chinasa said she picked four of the girls from a hotel in Asaba, DeltaState.
We were virgins
Some of the girls confirmed that the suspect deceived their parents that she was going to help them look for jobs and not prostitution.
They alleged that they were virgins before they were lured into the illicit business by the suspect.
The girls were said to have pleaded that the police should temper justice with mercy since they were deceived into the trade by the suspect.
According to Ogodo the suspects will be charged to court after completion of investigation.