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Oyo Immigration Rescues Traficked Pregnant Woman In Saki

A three-month pregnant woman has been saved by men of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in Oyo State from human traffickers in the Saki region of the state.

Olufemi Adetunji, the NIS Public Relations Officer (PRO), informed newsmen of this.

Adetunji said that the victim had been given to the National Agency for the Prevention of Human Trafficking (NAPTIP).

He said that members of the command saved the victim in the Saki region of the state.

According to the spokesman, the suspect lured the 20-year-old victim of human trafficking from Akwa-Ibom to Oyo State on June 19 with a guarantee that she would land a lucrative job.

Adetunji claimed that before hiring the victim as a sex worker, the suspect was aware of her pregnancy.

“Instead of getting her the promised job, she engaged her into prostitution and collected the money from men who slept with the victim.

“Our men also apprehended the suspect and have handed her over to NAPTIP for further investigation and prosecution,” he said.

The PRO vowed that NIS will not give up on educating the public about the risks of human trafficking and urged parents to constantly monitor what their kids are doing when they are with caregivers.

According to Adetunji, human traffickers frequently promise their victims happiness on earth, but ultimately drag them into something else.

She said she kept the victim with a friend and that she was not the one who was paid for the assignment during an interview with the suspect (names withheld).

“Our men also apprehended the suspect and have handed her over to NAPTIP for further investigation and prosecution,” he said.

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The PRO said that NIS would not relent in enlightening the public on the dangers of human trafficking and called on parents to always find out what their children are doing while under a helper.

Adetunji said that human traffickers always promise their victims heaven on earth but at the end of the day, they would engage them in something else.

In an interview with the suspect (names withheld), she said she kept the victim with a friend and that she was not the one who collects the money the job.

“She was aware that she would be engaged as a sex worker because the victim informed me that she was looking for money to buy baby wears,” she said.

Mr. Akanya Augustine, the NAPTIP coordinator in Oyo State, stated that if the case could be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, the organization would ensure a thorough investigation and prosecution of the suspect.

The victim would be rehabilitated, according to Augustine, especially given her circumstances.

He applauded NIS for working with the organization to prevent human trafficking in the state.

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