13 arrested for human trafficking at Abotoase

Nana Asomah — Volta Regional Police Commander

Nana Asomah — Volta Regional Police Commander

A joint operation by the Police, Ghana Navy, Justice Mission, and the Department of Social Welfare on the Volta Lake, off the shores of Abotoase in the Volta Region has led to the arrest of 13 men for their alleged roles in human trafficking.
The Volta Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Nana Asomah, who confirmed the arrest to The Ghanaian Times in Ho on Tuesday, said in all, 43 boys between the ages of four and 16, were rescued in the operation.
He said that the rescued children (whose identities were not disclosed) were temporarily at the GNTA Hostel in Ho.
According to the Regional Police Commander, the suspects, all men, engaged the children in mid-waters fishing under very dangerous conditions, during school hours.
“We are now screening the suspects,” ACP Nana Asomah told The Ghanaian Times .
Meanwhile, ACP Asomah warned that the police would not compromise its fight against human trafficking, saying “we will deal swiftly and ruthlessly with the perpetrators.”

From Alberto Mario Noretti, Ho

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