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Suspected female sex trafficker, 59 others arrested in Plateau

A lady has been arrested by Plateau State cops for allegedly working a intercourse trafficking community that travelled from Nigeria to neighbouring Ghana.

The state Commissioner of Police, Olugbemi Adesina, on Monday performed a tour of the state headquarters in Jos with the suspect, recognized as Peace John.

Adesina advised journalists throughout the parade that the 20-year-old feminine suspect, who specialised in baby trafficking, was arrested at Bukuru Low Value space in Jos South LGA, following a tip-off.

The Commissioner mentioned: “On June 14, 2024, at about 3pm, the Plateau State Police Command arrested a feminine aged 20, Peace John, behind the Redeemed Church Bukuru Low Value in reference to a case of human trafficking.

The victims whose rescue went viral on social media have been mentioned to have been rescued from the Republic of Ghana and repatriated to Nigeria. They revealed upon interrogation that it was the mentioned Peace John who specialised in trafficking individuals to Ghana for sexual exploitation who lured them to Ghana.

“The suspect has been arrested, the investigation by the Nationwide Prison Investigation Division remains to be ongoing”

The police chief additionally booked 59 different suspects for varied offences together with one Mohammed Baya, male, of Pyantil village, Pankshin Native Authorities Space, who along with three others broke into the home of 1 Nasara Isah, robbed him of a sum of N1 million naira and subsequently murdered the sufferer.

He mentioned all of the suspects had confessed to the crime and can be charged to court docket after the investigation was accomplished.

“Other than the sequence of stakeholder conferences I’ve held with stakeholders from the troubled native authorities areas within the state, as a treatment for peaceable coexistence within the state, I’ve launched intensive patrolling, raids on prison hideouts and visual policing which has turn into the hallmark of my policing technique I’ve utilized in recording these current achievements,” the Commissioner added.

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