In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 18th, October, 2020

Schoolgirl Tells How She Was Deceived And Hypnotized By Feminine Trafficker

Schoolgirl Tells How She Was Deceived And Hypnotized By Female Trafficker

Nguemo Mercy Agidi

Nguemo Mercy Agidi, a 15-years-old lady has instructed a startlingg story about how she was trafficked by a suspected human trafficker in Nasarawa.

The mud raised by the story of Nguemo who, alongside along with her friends, was rescued by the police in Nasarawa State from a suspected human trafficker is but to settle

A Senior Secondary Faculty One (SSS1) pupil of Greatest Brains Academy, situated at Gaadi neighborhood of Makurdi, the Benue State capital, she initially hailed from Tombo in Buruku LGA of Benue however lives along with her dad and mom in Makurdi. The final baby of six kids comprising three ladies and three boys, her dad and mom are core agrarians.

However Tuesday, Septermber 29, 2020 is a day she’s going to always remember. It was the day that she was rescued from the palms of a girl who allegedly needed to promote her and her buddies into intercourse slavery.

How the sufferer met suspect

The lady had, with out informing her dad and mom, left their residence, located beside Airborne Resort, at Fiidi neighborhood, reverse the Nigerian Airforce (NAF) Base, Makurdi, to squat along with her buddies within the Northbank space of the city. Saturday Solar later traced the Agidis to their Makurdi residence.

The lady whose dad and mom reportedly by no means knew her whereabouts after she left residence defined that she determined to depart the home since her college was on indefinite trip owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to her, her three buddies had rented an condominium within the Northbank space the place they stayed on their very own, and she or he went to dwell with them. She stated her buddies weren’t education or engaged in any commerce.

In response to her, it was whereas she was there that one among their boyfriends knowledgeable them of a girl who wanted younger feminine assistants. “I went to my buddies’ home in Northbank and two boys got here to tell us that there’s a girl of their home that’s from Lagos and that she wants salesgirls to help her within the work she is doing,” she recalled.

How the sufferer was deceived, hypnotized

She and her buddies initially refused to give the thought a thought, she stated. However they later succumbed when the boys continued to pester them. The lady insists in her chat with Saturday Solar that they have been deceived and hypnotised. She additionally strongly believes that the girl in query used magical powers to persuade them into touring to Lagos along with her.

Her account: “One of many boys who knowledgeable us in regards to the journey stated he knew the girl from Ebonyi State. The boy is Tiv and the girl used to sleep in his home in Northbank every time she got here to Makurdi. They have been two boys – Benjamin Amini and Moses Zam. Benjamin is a boyfriend to my buddy and he’s a conductor whereas Moses stated he knew the girl.

“They instructed us that even when we don’t need to go, we must always simply go and clarify to the girl so she will be able to know that they’ve made efforts however couldn’t solely discover individuals for her. That’s how we went to fulfill her. She instructed us that she operates a beer canteen the place she sells beer, indomie and sharwama and would need us to assist her with the job.

“At first, we refused. However the girl known as us once more that we must always come in order that she will be able to clarify issues to us. After we acquired there the second time, all of us grew to become confused. We don’t know the magic she used on us however she did one thing that made us settle for to go to Lagos along with her. On Monday, we got here again residence and packed all our garments and went to fulfill her. We spent the night time along with her.”

A commutter exposes suspect

Nguemo stated it was the grace of God that saved her. She stated it was a selected girl who was journeying to Akwanga whom she didn’t know, however with whom they boarded the identical car, that raised alarm over the true motive of the girl to safety operatives. 

She narrated: “On Tuesday, September 29, we left Makurdi for Abuja. Whereas we have been travelling, round 5pm, one other girl within the car who was with kids requested the motive force to cease so that her kids can urinate. She was a Tiv girl going to Akwanga.

“When the car stopped, she claimed she needs to see FRSC officers who manned a checkpoint to gather one thing. She stated one of many officers was her husband. That was how she instructed them that she suspected our Madam trafficked us and was conveying us to Abuja. Rapidly, the Highway Security males intercepted our car, requested us who was our Madam and the place we have been going and we instructed them.

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“After that, they took us to a police station in Nasarawa Eggon and we spent the night time there. The next day they transferred us to CID (Legal Investigation Division) in Lafia. There the police stated they wish to see our dad and mom as a result of our dad and mom didn’t know we traveled.”

The arrest, rescue by police

CP Bola Longe, Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State, stated in a press release that the police operatives acted on a tip-off. He didn’t  nevertheless named the informant. He recognized the suspected trafficker as Rita Oti, 40, from Ebonyi State whereas the motive force, Godwin Yaasa, 35, is an indigene of Benue State.

The Commissioner confirmed that the girl had lured the victims on the pretext of  securing profitable jobs in Lagos earlier than they have been arrested in Nasarawa Eggon space of the state. He acknowledged that the six victims are aged between 16 and 24 years. Additionally, he disclosed that the intercepted car by which the suspect and victims have been being conveyed is a Volkswagen Sharon mini bus.

In response to a Police assertion: “On 29/09/2020, at about 1430hrs, police personnel connected to Nasarawa Eggon division, appearing on credible info, intercepted a Volkswagen Sharon car pushed by one Godwin Yaasa ‘m’ aged 35 years of Benue State conveying one Rita Oti and 6 different occupants whose age ranges from 15 to 24 years on transit to Lagos State.

“Upon interrogation, it was found that Rita Oti  a.okay.a Mama Gee ‘f’ aged 40 years from Ebonyi State, on the pretext of serving to  the victims to safe profitable jobs, criminally lured Blessing Williams ‘f’ aged 16 years, Mercy Agidi ‘f’ aged 15 years, Jennifer Shimaver ‘f’ aged 24 years, Catherine Moses ‘f’ aged 23 years, Moses Zam ‘m’ aged 19 years, and Benjamin Amini ‘m’ aged 21 years all of Northbank, Benue State, with out the consent of their dad and mom and was conveying them to Alagbado space of Lagos State earlier than she was arrested at Nasarawa Eggon LGA of Nasarawa State.

“Police investigation was prolonged to the deal with given by the suspect in Lagos State. It was found that their vacation spot was a enterprise premises that has been deserted for a number of years.”

Sufferer’s sister expresses shock, gratitude

Explaining how the household acquired to know in regards to the incident, the elder sister of the sufferer, Ruth Agidi, revealed to Saturday Solar that it was a web-based put up by The Solar newspaper’s correspondent that  made it attainable for the household to know what  happeed to Rita.She stated that her dad and mom, on studying in regards to the unhappy growth shortly moved to Lafia to safe launch of her youthful sister.

“The media is certainly highly effective; it entertains and as effectively informs,” she stated. “How would I’ve probably recognized that my sister was a sufferer of human trafficking right here in Makurdi? A girl was caught with some girls and boys, my sister inclusive, at Nasarawa Eggon as they have been travelling to Lagos earlier than the data acquired to us.

“The story may be very lengthy. Regardless of all odds, and to the glory of God, my sister was introduced residence unhurt and the girl failed in her mission. Nearly all dad and mom of the victims introduced their kids again residence. All due to Solomon Ayado for posting it,” Ruth introduced on her fb web page.

Sufferer accuses police of releasing suspect

In the meantime, the sufferer has accused the police of compromise, by releasing the suspect. She alleged that she was launched after some cash exchanged palms, a cost vehemently denied by the police.

“I learnt that the girl gave  some cash to police earlier than she was launched,” she stated. Reacting to the allegation, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Ramham Nansel (ASP)stated: “I simply confirmed from our authorized division that the girl is nonetheless in our custody. She has been arraigned and the court docket suggested that she needs to be handed over to NAPTIP since it’s a case of human trafficking.”

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