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A woman has been caught for sending underage girls to Ghana to work as prostitutes


Agents from the Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested a businesswoman in her 40s at Twon-Brass in the Brass Council Area of the State.

She is accused of sending two girls under the age of 18 to Ghana to work as prostitutes.
Madam Florence Emeka was said to be the name of the suspect.

The girls, named Nengi, 15, and Preye, 14, are said to have been trafficked and taken to Ghana early this year to work as prostitutes.

Nengi was said to have gotten out of Ghana and back to Lagos with the help of some concerned Ghanaians who paid for her transportation back to Lagos. Preye, on the other hand, is stuck in Ghana and doesn’t have much hope of getting back to Nigeria.

Mr. Asinim Butswat, the Bayelsa State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), confirmed the arrest and said the suspect would be taken to Yenagoa for further investigation and possible prosecution.

In response to the incident, Tarinyo Akono, who used to be the chairman of the Bayelsa State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, asked the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the police to work together to save Preye from her traffickers in Ghana.

He told parents to find out more about the people they sent their kids to live with, even if they were family.



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