12 Nigerians in police grips for human trafficking

Twelve Nigerians are currently in the custody of the Prampram Divisional Police Command, for allegedly engaging in human trafficking and cybercrime.

The suspects, who also entered the country illegally were arrested at their hideouts after months of surveillance on their activities by the police.

The suspects, Samuel John, 23, Akosi Buatsi 28, Happy Ebogum, 20, Salami Shadrack, 21, Julius Eluji, 23, Michael Agli, 30, Francis Edunuyi, 21, Victor Osazi, 22, Nosa Osunubum, 27, Favour Edupolor, 20, Albert Esawo, 24, and Collins Osunubum, 26, grabbed by the police on August 1, from their hideout at the Emef Estate in Prampram.

Briefing the press, Divisional Police Commander Chief Superintendent  Foli Washington, said the arrest was effected after weeks of surveillance, following a report by six of the suspects, who had confessed to the police of being trafficked into the country last year, by ring leader, Collins Osunubum, to work as cyber fraudsters.

According to the commander, the six suspects escaped from their ‘masters’ and reported to the police, following the harsh treatment meted out to them, anytime they failed to collect monies from their victims.

Chief Supt Washington said items retrieved from the suspects, included laptops and other gadgets used for their activities.

He advised landlords and house owners to contact the police anytime they intended to rent their houses and rooms to foreigners, to enable the police to undertake background checks, to prevent the influx of criminal-minded illegal immigrants.

Meanwhile, the 12 suspects are expected to be handed over to the Ghana Immigration Service for deportation.

– ghanaweb.com

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