The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, Anambra State Command in collaboration with Nigeria Immigration Service Anambra State Command, has arrested a suspected human trafficker.

The agency also rescued a female victim who was about to be trafficked by the suspected criminal.

The State Commander of NAPTIP, Mrs Ibadin Judith-Chukwu, said the suspect, who resides in Onitsha, Anambra State, operates in conjunction with his syndicates who are based in Edo State and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

According to her, “the suspect lured the victim from Edo State to Anambra State and was arrested at Immigration Office in Awka, while he was processing Nigerian International Passport for the victim to be trafficked to Dubai”.

Mrs Judith-Chukwu said the victim has been taken to a safe home by NAPTIP while investigation is ongoing.

 

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