NAPTIP apprehends human trafficker in Anambra

THE Anambra State Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP) has arrested a suspected trafficker.

This was disclosed in a statement by the NAPTIP Zonal Commander, Judith Chukwu Ibadin who said the arrest was carried out in collaboration with officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS).

“The suspect was arrested at the immigration office while he was trying to procure a Nigerian international passport for the victim to be trafficked to Dubai with,” she said.


READ ALSO:

NAPTIP wades into ICIR’s investigation on Nigerian Air Force officer trafficking children

NAPTIP, Ministries of Information, Industry rank lowest on FOI compliance in five years

African Migrants caged, vital organs harvested in Libya – NAPTIP


Though she did not disclose the suspect’s name, Ibadin noted that the victim, a female, was lured from Edo State by the suspected trafficker.

“The suspect who resides in Onitsha, Anambra, in conjunction with his syndicates, lured the victim from Edo state to Anambra.






     

     

    She also said the victim, who was rescued on May 11, has been provided with shelter by the NAPTIP while the suspect is currently being investigated.

    About two months ago, the agency had condemned the increasing rate of trafficking of women and children in Anambra State.

    Ibadin had said then that NAPTIP had recorded over 40 cases of trafficking within the state in the last year.

    She called on the government to provide more support and partner with stakeholders to end the menace.

    Ijeoma Opara is a journalist with The ICIR. Reach her via [email protected] or @ije_le on Twitter.

    Join the ICIR WhatsApp channel for in-depth reports on the economy, politics and governance, and investigative reports.

    Support the ICIR

    We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

    Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

    If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here


    Support the ICIR

    We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

    - Advertisement

    Recent

    - Advertisement