Two Nigerians who traffic 39 citizens to Ghana for internet crime purposes land in police net

Two Nigerians who are in the habit of trafficking citizens from Nigeria to engage in cyber crimes in Ghana were on Tuesday paraded after they were arrested by the police in the country, Ghana News Agency reported on Tuesday.

The Central Regional Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHT) of the Ghana Police Service (GPS) arrested the two Nigerians, Paul Okafor and Duru Favour at Gomoa Pomadze, accusing them of kidnapping and human trafficking.

According to Ghana police, Paul Okafor and Duru Favour are said to be engaged in kidnapping and trafficking of young Nigerians to perpetrate cybercrime activities in the country.

According to a statement by DSP Irene Oppong, Regional Police Public Relations Officer and Head of the AHTU in Ghana, 39 victims, all Nigerians in their twenties, were rescued in the process.

She said last Sunday, at about 11am, the Winneba District Police Command, acting on a tip-off, dispatched a police patrol team to Gomoa Pomadze, where they met a 21-year-old Nigerian, Charles Ikorohk, in the company of three Ghanaians.

She said Ikorohk told the police team that he arrived in the country from Nigeria on Wednesday, January 22, to visit a friend but could not trace him.

He said he got stranded in Accra where he met one Uzo at the Kwame Nkrumah interchange area, who later introduced him to one Arisuezo, also a Nigerian.

She said Arisuezo brought Ikorohk to Winneba and kept him in a walled house together with other young people from Nigeria.

According to DSP Oppong, Arisuezo prevented his captives from leaving the compound and subjected them to all forms of in-human treatment and also engaged them in cyber-crime activities.

She said the police after receiving a tip off on Tuesday, quickly went to the house and rescued the 39 Nigerians and arrested the suspects.

Thirty-six laptops were also retrieved from the house.


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