How police nabbed suspect trafficking 12 children from Nasarawa to Ogun

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A suspect, Muhammad Isah, has been arrested while conveying 12 underaged children from Nasarawa to Ogun State.

In a Saturday statement, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Josephine Adeh confirmed the development.

She said operatives of FCT Police Command attached to the Rapid Response Squad 74 (RRS 74) made the interception on Friday, February 9 at about 12:55 am.

The police image-maker said the suspect from Kafanchan, Kaduna was in a Toyota Hiace bus with Reg No APP 489 XE, conveying twelve children, comprising four male and eight female, to a destination later discovered to be in Ogun state.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the children whose ages are between 5 years to 16 years, all from Akwanga LGA, Nasarawa State were being trafficked to Ogun state by one Pastor Simon Kado ‘m’ and Jesse Simon Kado ‘m’, who are now presently in police custody.

“While investigation is still ongoing and effort in conduit with Nasarawa State Police Command on how to reunite victims with their respective families, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh psc, mni, wishes to reiterate that the safety of residents remains his utmost priority.

“He equally urges residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines ; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352,” the statement read.

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