The suspects are accused of luring young girls to Libya, allegedly for prostitution.
The arrested suspects have been identified as Babatunde Oluwasola, also known as ‘Osanle,’ and Fowowe Dada, the arrests were made following a report of a missing 15-year-old girl, who was discovered to have been relocated to Libya as part of this illegal operation.
A statement released by Aidamenbor Daniel, the Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC in Ondo State, revealed that Babatunde Oluwasola, a carpenter hailing from Osun State but residing in Akure, played a central role in this heinous act.
It is alleged that Oluwasola, in collaboration with Fowowe Dada, orchestrated the trafficking of three young girls from Akure to Libya in April 2023.
He said the 57-year-old suspect and his 47-year-old accomplice are already assisting the corps in their investigations to ensure the return of the girls to Nigeria.
“The victims who travelled through the desert to Libya called Mr. Babatunde through the agent that received them two weeks after their departure from Akure, Ondo State to intimate him of their arrival at Libya,” the spokesperson said.
“The victim, a 15-year-old girl until her departure, lived with her parents in Akure. She had left without telling anyone about her journey.
“It was upon her arrival in Libya that she discovered that the situation she found herself in wasn’t what she bargained for hence, she had to reach out to her father, who had been looking for her
“She pleaded with her father to help, and the father, in return, reported the case to NSCDC, Ondo State Command
“The suspects already made confessional statements, and after our investigation, the case will be transferred to NAPTIP for further actions.”