Law and Crime

Police Rescue 3 Teenagers from Forced Prostitution

Officers of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command have rescued three teenagers from prostitution at the Itamaga area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.

The girls were rescued on January 8, 2023 at about 6am, when a patrol team noticed their suspicious movements within the area.

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The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin made this known in a statement issued to journalists on Friday.

Hundeyin disclosed that upon questioning, the girls revealed that they were fleeing the custody of a mistress who brought them from Akwa Ibom State to Lagos under the guise of employment.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the victims, Saviour aged 14, Bright aged 13 and Deborah aged 12 (surnames withheld) upon reaching Lagos were locked by their mistress who is still at large, in a hotel and starved for days as a means to force them into accepting prostitution.

According to the police spokesperson, contact has been established with the victims’ families.

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The Commander RRS, CSP Saheed Olayinka Egbeyemi, has in line with the directive of the state commissioner of police, CP Abiodun Alabi, transferred the victims to the Gender Unit of the Lagos State Command for further investigation.

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Ismail Aniemu

Ismail Aniemu, Publisher of JournalNG and ghost writer, is a maritime journalist of over two decades' of practice with multidisciplinary background. He holds a masters degree in Transport Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) with bias for logistics. He is also an alumnus of the Times Journalism Institute where he obtained a post graduate diploma in Journalism. Email: ismail.aniemu@aol.com

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