Sex Trafficking: Five girls rescued inside Delta brothel

Sex Trafficking: Five girls rescued inside Delta brothel
The Nigeria Police ForceFile

No fewer than five girls, including a minor, were rescued from alleged sex trafficking and slavery inside a brothel in Delta State.

According to the PUNCH, the children were rescued by the Delta State Police Command from the Fagoma brothel located at Aragba in Otokutu in the Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state.

Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Mohammed Ali, on Wednesday, said that the force received an intelligence report on April 15, 2022, that the said Fagoma, otherwise registered as a hotel, was “being used as a brothel where underage children are trafficked and used as sex slaves.”

He identified the five girls rescued during the brothel's raid as Happiness Johnson (13); Esther Godspower (21); Angel John (22); Miracle Bishop (19); and Happiness Isreal (19).

The CP stated further that investigations revealed that one Joy (surname unknown), now at large, trafficked the underage girls from Rivers State and took them to Patani in Delta State, where they were forced into taking an oath before they were brought to Otu-Jeremi, also in Delta and harboured illegally by one Edwin Etareri, the owner of the said brothel and his wife, one Mrs Grace Etariri, currently in custody.

Ten other male suspects and ten female suspected prostitutes were also arrested during the raid just as an investigation was ongoing on the matter, the CP said.

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