FCT Police Rescue 12 Children From Traffickers, Arrest Three Suspects

By Miriam Humbe

Operatives of the FCT Police Command attached to the Rapid Response Squad 74 (RRS 74), on Friday 09/02/2024 at about 12:55 am, intercepted one Muhammad Isah of Kafanchan, Kaduna in a Toyota Hiace bus with Reg No APP 489 XE, conveying twelve; four male and eight female; underaged children to a destination later discovered to be in Ogun state.

The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), SP Josephine Adeh revealed this in a statement signed on Saturday on behalf of the Commissioner of Police.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the children whose ages are between 5 years to 16 years, all from Akwanga LGA, Nasarawa State were being trafficked to Ogun state by one Pastor Simon Kado and Jesse Simon Kado who are now presently in police custody.

The statement said that investigation was still ongoing and effort in conduit with Nasarawa State Police Command on how to reunite victims with their respective families.

The Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh reiterated that the safety of residents remained his utmost priority.

He equally urged residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines ; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352.

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