In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 29th, September, 2020

Police Arrests Alleged Human Trafficking Kingpin In Lagos After 5 yr Manhunt

Police Arrests Alleged Human Trafficking Kingpin In Lagos After 5 year Manhunt

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The Suspect, Muritala Sanni

An alleged human trafficking kingpin recognized as Muritala Sanni who has been on police radar for 5 years has been arrested in Lagos.

A non-governmental organisation, Kick in opposition to Human Trafficking and Human Rights Abuse Basis facilitated the arrest and handover to the Nationwide Company for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Individuals for prosecution (NAPTIP).

It was gathered that Sanni was arrested final Wednesday, September 23, at his hideout in a lodge within the Amukoko space of Lagos State by policemen from the Amukoko Police Station.

Sanni was reportedly arrested after considered one of his victims was used as a bait to trick him to the lodge.

In response to the president of Kick in opposition to Human Trafficking and Human Rights Abuse Basis, Ojay Akinwale, his arrest was a serious success for the organisation as his alleged trafficking community minimize throughout Libya and East Africa.

Confirming the arrest of the suspect, the Public Relations Officer, NAPTIP, Hajara Tunde- Osho, mentioned he will probably be prosecuted after investigation.

“The suspect was arrested on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, and handed over to us on Thursday, September 24, 2020. We’ll perform our investigation and prosecute him afterwards,” she mentioned.

 

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