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Nigerian Police Apprehend Anambra Hotel Owner, Rescue Nine Girls Exploited as S&x Slaves

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Nigerian Police Apprehend Anambra Hotel Owner, Rescue Nine Girls Exploited as S&x Slaves

Nigerian Police Apprehend Anambra Hotel Owner, Rescue Nine Girls Exploited as S Slaves

The police said the girls confessed to have been taken from Ebonyi, Enugu, Akwa-Ibom, and Rivers States.

The Nigeria Police Force, Anambra State command has arrested a hotel proprietor in the state and rescued nine girls used as s&x slaves in the facility.

According to the police in a release on Monday, the police said the girls confessed to have been taken from Ebonyi, Enugu, Akwa-Ibom, and Rivers States.

According to DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, the police command spokesperson, the case has been transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department Awka SCID, for comprehensive investigation and the owner shall be charged to court afterward.

He said, “Following the information received from Anambra State Ministry of Women and Social Welfare yesterday, June 18, by 6pm, police operatives stormed a hotel in Awka and rescued 9 girls within the age bracket of 15-23years, used for sex slaves and arrested the proprietor of the hotel.

“Meanwhile, further interrogations/confessions of the rescued girls revealed that the respective persons that brought them to the brothel lured/entice them on the assurances of giving them jobs to alleviate poverty/needs of their parents and dependents.

“They further confessed to being taken from Ebonyi, Enugu, Akwa-Ibom, and Rivers States. Also, the Police Command is in collaboration with the Anambra State Ministry of Women and Social Welfare to make sure the girls are taken care of and safely returned to their parents/guardians.

“The Command has condemned the act and frowned at such persons who take advantage of vulnerable individuals to make money and describe such places as a den where criminals take refuge. We urge the good people of Anambra to continue to provide the police with information about such places as the joint operations to weed such harbour has commenced.

“The case has since been transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department Awka SCID, for comprehensive investigation and shall be charged to court afterward.”

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