The Anambra Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) detained one suspected trafficker in person on Wednesday.
The Commander of NAPTIP, Mrs. Judith-Chukwu Ibadin, announced this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka.
Ibadin, who did not reveal the suspect’s identity, stated that the trafficker was apprehended in coordination with Nigerian Immigration Service officials while attempting to process an International Passport for his victim.
She stated that the female victim, who was lured from Edo state, was on her way to Dubai but was rescued during the operation.
According to the Commander, the suspect works for a syndicate located in Edo state and Dubai.
According to Ibadin, NAPTIP, in collaboration with the Nigeria Immigration Service, Anambra Command, arrested the suspected human trafficker on May 11 and rescued the female victim.
“The suspect who resides in Onitsha, Anambra, in conjunction with his syndicates, lured the victim from Edo state to Anambra.
“The suspect was arrested at the immigration office while he was trying to procure a Nigerian international passport for the victim to be trafficked to Dubai with,” she stated.
Ibadin said the victim had been taken to a safe home by NAPTIP and that the case is under investigation.
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