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14-year-old girl returned to Enugu after being trafficked to Osun

A 14-year-old girl who was reportedly trafficked to Osun, has been returned to Enugu state as confirmed by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the South-West state. 

NSCDC spokesperson in Osun State, Atanda Olabisi said the minor disclosed that she was charmed and taken from Enugu, but she later escaped from where she was locked up in Ejigbo by her trafficker.

The girl who was found roaming the streets of Ejigbo by officers of the Civil Defence, has now been handed over to the police in Enugu State.

It was also gathered that the girl’s parents had filed a report that their child was missing, at the Enugu Police Command.

“The Anti Human Trafficking and Irregular Migration Unit of the NSCDC, Osun Command, on Friday, handed over the 14-year-old, allegedly trafficked from Enugu State to Ejigbo in Osun, to Enugu Police Command.

“The trafficked girl said that one Samuel from Cotonou, who is the suspect in the case, came to Enugu for Plaster of Paris business (POP).

“She said the alleged suspect visited her parents’ house in Enugu, where he met her and promised to take her to Lagos for hairdressing training.

“She thereafter asked Samuel to allow her to inform her parents but before she knew what was happening, Samuel had forcefully put a charmed bangle on her wrist.

“She said she became unconscious after the charmed bangle was placed on her and later found herself at Ejigbo in Osun.

“She added that she didn’t know the actual date or how she got to Ejigbo, but on her arrival, she found herself in a room with two other boys and a girl.

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“She said the suspect, Samuel, used to touch their heads with eggs anytime he was going out and that she was lucky to have finally escaped from the room they were kept.”

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