Police Nab Human Trafficking Kingpin, Rescue 11 In Katsina
The Katsina State police command have arrested a 40-year-old man, Aiiyu Ubale, of Babban Mutum village in Baure local government area of the state and rescued 11 victims.
The command’s spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, disclosed this while parading the suspect alongside other criminals in the state, saying the command succeeded in arresting the suspect based on credible intelligence information.
According to him, Ubale specialises in trafficking children from Nigeria to Europe through Niger Republic-Libya route.
“We succeeded in rescuing 11 victims; about three males and eight females all from the southern part of Nigeria, they came down through Kano to Katsina State, and they were found in the man’s residence waiting to be taken to Niger Republic to Libya and then Europe.
The victims rescued are:
SAFIYA ADELEKO ‘F’, 21yrs, of Itsesi, Isale Ake, Ogun state
VEVIAN ILLOYO, ‘F’, aged 30yrs of Ugbighoko, Benin, Edo state
OGUMMA ALIAM, ‘F’, aged 19yrs of Ungnadolo, Benin, Edo state
GLORY JACOB, ‘F’, aged 35yrs of Atoyi Street, Edo state
JOY ANTHONY, ‘F’, aged 21yrs of Sepele LGA, Delta state
AMINAT DA’UD ‘F’, aged 25yrs of Badagry, Lagos State
HALIMAT ADENEYE, ‘F’, aged 26yrs of Abeakuta, Ogun state
AISHA OLUDEU ‘F’, aged 21yrs of Tafenwa, Abeakuta, Ogun state
LUCKY I. GIMA ‘M’, aged 37yrs of Agbor, Delta state
GODNESS UMBA ‘M’, aged 34yrs of Abia state
IKEL ISAAC, M, aged 24yrs of Uli LGA of Anambra state
In the course of investigation, suspect confessed to be a member of human trafficking syndicate and he kept the victims in his house for trafficking to Libya and onward transportation to Europe.
Victims will be handed over to NAPTIP office in Kano. Investigation is ongoing.
He added investigation is ongoing to arrest more traffickers in the state, and the case would be transferred to Kano for further investigation.