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CP intercepts child traffickers, suspect with fake naira notes in Delta



By Enekorogha Godbless

The Operatives of Eagle-Net Special Squad of Delta Police Command has intercepted suspected child traffickers and suspect with fake Nigeria currency at separate operations in the state.

The police spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe in a statement said the arrests were made between June 24 and 28 in separate operations.

According to the statement sent to Congress correspondent, “on 28/6/2022, at about 1530hours, Operatives of Eagle-Net Special Squad while on routine patrol along Asaba/Onitsha bridge sighted a mob, attacking a man at Oko new international market in Asaba. The team rushed to the scene and rescued the suspect named Michael Ozor age 45yrs of Abakiliki in Ebonyi State. The suspect was alleged to have made a POS transaction with fake Naira notes with intent to defraud the POS operator. The suspect was arrested and fake naira notes to the tune of Eighty Thousand was recovered from him. Investigation is ongoing.

In a related development, he also added that on 24/6/2022, the Command received a complaint via petition to the Area Commander Asaba, written on behalf of a victim of child trafficking (Name withheld) age 13yrs, a native of Izza North LGA of Ebonyi State, who was to be taken to Onicha-Ugbo for prostitution.

“A combined team of Policemen and vigilante embarked on an intelligence led operation, which led to the arrest of three suspects namely; Ado-Obi Oguguo ‘f’ age 38yrs, Chidima Osita age 36yrs, and Nkirnka Ikechukwu ‘f’ age 30yrs, all residing at Omerigboma Village Oko, Oshimili South, Delta State,” the police noted.

Edafe further narrated’ “Preliminary investigation revealed that, suspects were into prostitution, and on 22/6/2022, they arranged for a girl named Chidima surname unknown age 16yrs to be taken to Mali for prostitution. Investigation is ongoing and effort to arrest other members of the syndicate is ongoing.”