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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.

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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Olamide Osho

Olamide Osho is a journalist covering the maritime, aviation and crime beats with special interest in sports and public relations. He is also a songwriter and a football fan passionate about Arsenal FC. You can contact him via Olamideosho@journalng.com.

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