NAPTIP parades two human trafficking suspects in Abuja

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP) has paraded two suspects over alleged human trafficking.

The paraded suspects are Awulonu Franklin and Joseph Ukaluo.

Speaking before their parade, the Director-General of the agency, Prof Fatima Waziri-Azi, disclosed in Abuja that officers of the agency bursted the trafficking syndicate on Friday June 9, at about 11:00 hours.

She said the suspects were part of the syndicate that specialized in moving young female Nigerians between the ages of 16 to 26 to India for sexual exploitation and possible organ harvesting.

Waziri-Azi said that the sting operation was conducted after several days of undercover activity by operatives of the agency.

She said two female victims ages between 16 and 22 were rescued few minutes on their way to the Embassy.

According to him, the victims narrated their pathetic story of how they were lured by the syndicates.

The D-G disclosed that the victims were forced by the suspects to swear to an oath of allegiance in two shrines located within Delta and Imo states.

Waziri-Azi stated that one of the victims also revealed to NAPTiP how her very close friend who was already trafficked to India was subjected to having sexual activity with minimum of 10 men daily.

She further said that the agency was on the trail of the accomplice in India.

The D-G said that the two suspects claimed to be operating a mobile tour company as at the time of their arrest and were found in possession of 28 passports.

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