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Anambra Police Successfully Rescue Nine Victims Of Human Trafficking At Akwa Hotel


Jun 20, 2023

In response to valuable information received from the Anambra State Ministry of Women and Social Welfare on June 18, 2023, at 6:00 pm, a team of dedicated police operatives swiftly took action at a hotel in Awka.

Their mission was to rescue nine young girls, aged between 15 and 23 years, who had fallen prey to the despicable practice of sex trafficking. The proprietor of the hotel was apprehended during the operation.

This was revealed in a statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu.

Further debriefing and testimonies provided by the rescued girls shed light on the tactics employed by the individuals responsible for their trafficking.

According to the statement, the unscrupulous individuals deceived and enticed them with promises of job opportunities, falsely offering a means to alleviate poverty and support their families.

The girls disclosed that they had been taken from various states, namely Ebonyi, Enugu, Akwa-Ibom, and Rivers. The Delta Police Command is working in close collaboration with the Anambra State Ministry of Women and Social Welfare to ensure the girls receive appropriate care and are safely reunited with their parents or guardians.

The Command strongly condemns these heinous acts and denounces places like this hotel as havens for criminals seeking refuge. We implore the law-abiding citizens of Anambra to continue providing the police with any information regarding such establishments, as joint operations are underway to eradicate these dens of iniquity.

You are encouraged to contact the Command Control Room at 07039194332 or reach out to the Public Relations Officer at 08039334002. Rest assured that any information shared through these channels will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

The case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Awka for a thorough investigation. Following the investigation, the perpetrators will face legal proceedings in court.

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