BreakingNews 4/7/17 - Human trafficker arrested at Lagos airport

 

[ Masterweb Reports: Ruby Leo reports ] - A suspected human trafficker was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) said.

The suspect is now in the custody after he attempted to facilitate the trafficking of a potential victim of trafficking in persons (PVOT) out of the country.

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The PVOT, who is in her early twenties and hails from Edo State was rescued and being counselled by officials of the agency. In a statement by the spokesperson of the agency, Josiah Emerole, the arrest and rescue were done during a joint random profiling operations carried out at the MMIA last week by NAPTIP-Joint Border Task Force (NAPTIP-JBTF) operatives, mentors and the United Kingdom border Police.

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The operations which lasted over 7 hours in 2 days, targeted Airlines like the Emirate heading to Dubai, Turkish Air heading to Istanbul, Egypt Air heading to Cairo; Ethiopian Airline heading to Addis Ababa; Qatar Ailine heading to Doha; Rwand Air heading to Kigali and another Emirate Air heading to Dubai.

"It was in one of such checks that the PVOT was intercepted on the Emirate Airline counter checking in to travel to Dubai, while the suspect facilitating her movement was arrested," the agency said.

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*Photo Caption - Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

 

 

 

 
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