The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Command in Anambra State has arrested a 34-year-old woman, Mrs Nkeoma Ezuma, for alleged human trafficking.
Mr David Bille, the state NSCDC Commandant, disclosed this during a media briefing on Saturday in Awka,NAN reports.
Billie said, Ezuma, a restaurant owner at Agulu Ezechukwu Community in Aguata Local Government Area (LGA) of the state was arrested on Nov. 5, at Agulu Ezechukwu, while perfecting plans to move her victims outside Nigeria.
He disclosed that preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect specialised in trafficking teenage girls of between 17 and 25 years to Mali and other African countries where they were being forced into prostitution.
He said the command also rescued three victims- Ifeoma Ezenwanne (17 years), Chidimma Charles (18 years) and Mmesoma Onwue 17 years who were billed for Mali for prostitution by the suspect.
Billie said that the command got intelligence report on her illicit business, placed her on surveillance before her arrest on Nov. 5.
He said that the suspect who had confessed to the crime would be handed over to National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) after investigation.