In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 14th, July, 2020

Two Nigerians Arrested For Trafficking 39 Nigerians To Ghana For Cybercrime

Two Nigerians Arrested For Trafficking 39 Nigerians To Ghana For Cybercrime


The Suspects

A minimum of 39 Nigerian victims of human trafficking have been rescued and two suspects, Paul Okafor and Duru Favour, additionally two Nigerians have been arrested by police in Ghana’s Central Area.

An announcement from the Central Area Police Command learn: “On July 12, 2020, upon info acquired from an informant, the Winneba District Police Commander dispatched a Police Patrol group to Gomoa Pomadze the place they met three Ghanaians within the firm of a 21-year-old Nigerian, Charles Ikorohk.

Charles instructed the group that he arrived into the nation from Nigeria to go to a buddy however couldn’t hint him and acquired stranded.”

DSP Irene Oppong, the Central Regional Police Spokesperson, stated Charles instructed the group that he met one Uzo on the Kwame Nkrumah interchange space who later launched him to a Nigerian, Arisuezo, who stored him in a walled home along with different younger Nigerians who have been locked up in a room, prevented from leaving the compound and subjected to different inhuman remedy in addition to partaking in cybercrime.

He nevertheless managed to flee on 12/7/20 when he was requested to weed the compound of the home and their supervisors went out with one of many victims to a Cell cash vendor to withdraw money fraudulently acquired .

DSP Irene Oppong indicated that the victims have been introduced in by their masters from Nigeria to have interaction in cybercrimes and got targets to achieve however have been abused in the event that they fail to fulfill their goal.

She added that one of many suspects, Michael Arisuezo, is at the moment on the run calling on most of the people to offer info resulting in his arrest.

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The Regional Police Command defined that 36 laptops have been additionally retrieved from the home whereas the proprietor of the home the place the Nigerians have been stored is on police enquiry bail.

The 39 victims have been handed over to the Central Regional Anti Human Trafficking Unit and are at the moment stored at a shelter centre.

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