Human Trafficking: JIFORM thumps up Ogun Police, seeks collaboration with NAPTIP


Ogun State Police command has been commended by the Journalists International Forum for Migration (JIFORM) for the speedy intervention leading to the rescue of twenty-two (22) teenagers and the arrest of some suspected human traffickers at a brothel in Abeokuta last weekend.

Also, the body with over 300 journalists covering migration matters across the globe praised the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for showing concern on the matter too.

“Our engagement with the NAPTIP on this incident days ago had been fruitful leading to prompt deployment of officers to track those involved. The positive spirit from the police and the NAPTIP is something we so cherished”, JIFORM statement said.

Following a tip-off, media outcry and agitations by JIFORM, the Police raided Kolab Hotel, Ayetoro, Abeokuta from where twenty-two (22) teenage girls between the ages 10-14 being used as sex workers were rescued.

Ajibola Abayomi, President of JIFORM after interaction with the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, praised the police for the prompt rescue and arrest of the suspects.

He said, “With this intervention, the Ogun police command has recorded another excellent landmark in the fight against crime.”

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