Police Arrest 3 For ‘Child Trafficking’, Rescue 12 Children In FCT

The Police Command in FCT said it had rescued twelve; four male and eight female; underaged children and arrested 3 suspects in a case of alleged child trafficking and criminal conspiracy.

In a statement on Saturday, 10th February 2024 signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, said that the operatives of FCT Police Command attached to the Rapid Response Squad 74 (RRS 74), on Friday 9th February 2024 at about 12:55 am, intercepted one Muhammad Isah of Kafanchan, Kaduna in a Toyota Hiace bus with Reg No APP 489 XE.

She further said that preliminary investigation revealed that the children whose ages are between 5 years to 16 years, all from Akwanga LGA, Nasarawa State were being trafficked to Ogun state by one Pastor Simon Kado and Jesse Simon Kado, who are now presently in police custody.

While an investigation is still ongoing and efforts in conduit with Nasarawa State Police Command on how to reunite victims with their respective families, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh reiterated that the safety of residents remains his utmost priority.