Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have arrested two persons for allegedly kidnapping and trafficking a 15-year-old girl.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, who made this known in a statement on Tuesday, February 21,2023, said the suspects, Mary Samson and Blessing Christopher, were arrested by detectives of the State Criminal Investigation Department.
According to the PPRO, the first suspect allegedly took the victim to Lagos State on the February 5, 2023 for prostitution.
“Detectives of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Rivers State Police Command, have arrested one Mary Samson in connection with the abduction and trafficking of one Favour Cleopas ‘F’ aged 15 years on 29th January 2023,” the statement read.
“The suspect allegedly took the victim to Lagos State on 5th February 2023 for prostitution. Investigation revealed that the suspect conspired with one Blessing Christopher to send girls to one Christabel Christopher, who is into prostitution in Lagos State
“Two victims earlier trafficked to Lagos by the suspect, Tari Paul ‘F’ 16yrs and Blessings Temple ‘F’ 16yrs, have been rescued by Detectives and are helping in the investigation.”
The Command admonishes all residents of Rivers State to be cautious in exposing their children to neighbours and friends they do not truly know.