Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Suspected human traffickers nabbed in Ekiti

By News Express on 30/07/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 750

•NSCDC operatives
•NSCDC operatives

The Ekiti State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has intercepted an 18-passenger bus along Ado-Ekiti-Ikere Road for alleged human trafficking.

The bus, said to be conveying 33 passengers including women and children, was intercepted on Friday by the Counter-Terrorism Unit of the Corps.

The suspects were paraded at the Command Headquarters by the state Commandant, Donatus Ikemefuna who told reporters that NSCDC has commenced an investigation into the matter.

“We shall continue to investigate the suspects and make sure we get to the root of the matter,” he said.

Ikemefuna added that the suspects would be handed over to officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

He however called on residents of the state to quickly alert security agencies when they notice any movement of unfamiliar persons in their neighbourhood.

“We are not magicians; communities should be ready to work with us as well as all security agencies by giving us information on any suspicious movement in their neighbourhood,” he urged.

A driver, who was arrested along with the suspects, denied any involvement in the crime, saying he was only transporting them to Ogbomoso in Oyo State.

“I am a driver; they met me at the garage and asked me to take them to Ogbomoso in Oyo State which is outside my route. I don’t know the way from Benue to Ogbomoso but it was one of them that was guiding me.” (Channels TV)

Source News Express

Posted 30/07/2017 12:27:35 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
BREAKING NEWS: Soldiers invade Catholic Church near Onitsha,...

From the horse’s mouth: I NEVER REQUESTED ARMOURED...

Princewill announces new movie on Boko Haram; to...

Minister lauds Nollywood on film festival

Lagos opens Badagry Express Way to traffic

News Express scores 100% as Ghana, Algeria join...

AfDB approves $100m to boost fertilizer production in...

Soldiers wipe out scores of Boko Haram fighters...

Reps task Executive on proactive measures to tackle...

36 Nigerian SMEs to exhibit products in China...

Obiano wants Anambra in NDDC, moves for full...

EFCC arraigns man over $23,000 fraud


Latest News How Wike’s Chief Security Officer led Government House security officials to disrupt Rivers bye-election — APC Alarm bells as job and contract scams hit Niger Delta Nigeria’s democracy in danger: Savannah Centre Osun APC Guber: There was a conspiracy against me — Deputy Speaker, Lasun Third Mainland Bridge to be temporarily shut for 4 days – Lagos Govt 2019: Youths demand waiver, 50 per cent discount on nomination forms Man fights for his life in ICU after phone explodes while charging in bed NAF fighter jets bombard bandits’ hideouts in Zamfara Aregbesola’s free ride: Many stranded as travellers besiege railway terminal PDP wins Taraba's Takum 1 bye-electio NUJ condemns demolition of Ayefele’s radio station by Oyo Govt Ortom seeks global support for Benue IDPs


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (378,911 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (367,327 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (297,095 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (242,427 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (223,426 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (217,533 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (193,143 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (175,304 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (159,968 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (158,822 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (153,112 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (143,382 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (56) Business & Economy (3,462) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (912) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (528) Features (640) Global Business Monitor (295) International (2,279) Interview (162) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (135) News (38,143) Opinion (1,063) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,101) Religion (827) Sports (1,652) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


CBN banner

Firstmobile banner




Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 2-4 Highlights and Goals


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera