Two men have been arrested by the Lagos state police command for trafficking six underage girls to Abijan,in Cote d’ Voire for human trafficking.
The suspect Tayo a mechanic and kunle Lasisi were alleged to have conspired amongst themselves to trafficked a 17year old Ibrahim Opeyemi to Abijan for child labour and when the girl’s grandmother got to know about it she promptly informed members of Human Rights Advocacy group who influenced the Police at Oko Oba Police station who arresyed them .
On interrogation Tayo said that he only introduced Opeyemi to the agent
Tayo however led the Police to Ikotun a suburb of Lagos state where Kunle Lasisi, his accomplice, was also arrested.
Kunle Lasisi later called the female trafficker who promised to send Opeyemi back to Nigeria which she did on Tuesday, 27, September 2022 and Opeyemi was later handed over to her grandmother.
Speaking with our reporter Mr Titus Obey of the Human rights group said that the matter must not be treated with kid gloves so that others in such situation can be rescued.