Men of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, also known as Amotekun Corps, have arrested a woman, Happiness Titi, for allegedly trafficking four teenage girls.
The suspect allegedly took the victims from Gwagwalada, Abuja.
She was said to have been arrested by Amotekun operatives during a security check between the boundaries of Ondo and Kogi states.
The 29-year-old suspect was later transferred to Akure, the state capital, after she was unable to give information about the four girls in her custody. Speaking on the development, the state Commander of Amotekun, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, said preliminary investigations showed that the suspect had perfected plans to move the girls out of the country for cheap labour in Ghana.
According to him, the victims were between 14 and 19 years of age.
The Amotekun boss said, “We arrested over 300 suspected criminals during the Easter period, but we brought out some of them while investigation is ongoing on others.
“We arrested a lady, Happiness Titi, during a joint military patrol at the boundary of Ondo and Kogi states. During the stop and search, we apprehended this lady with four of her victims on their way to Ghana.
“We found out that she deceived the victims that she was taking them to Ghana for greener pastures, but she denied taking them out for labour. She said she was taking them to Ibadan.”
One of the victims, however, said the suspect told them to prepare to work in Ghana and promised to find good jobs for them.
“It was when security operatives apprehended us that it dawn on us that the madam planned to use us for forced labour or sexual exploitation in Ghana.
“We have lost our parents and we are struggling to feed ourselves. We agreed to follow the madam when she said she would find good jobs for us in Ghana where their economy is better,” she added.