Police arrest suspected human trafficker in Nasarawa, rescue 3-year-old

A suspected human trafficker has been arrested by the police in Nasarawa state, leading to the rescue of a three-year-old child.

 

The state police command said the rescue operation was carried out after a complaint was lodged at Garaku Divisional Police Headquarters, Kokona LGA of the state on November 25.

 

The statement read; 

 

“Upon receipt of the complaints, Police operatives attached to Garaku Division immediately swung into action and got one Rifkatu Kuraga ‘F’ 35yrs of Area 1, Garaku arrested and the missing three-year-old child was rescued and reunited with the family.”

 

Preliminary investigation revealed that Rifkatu abducted the child on November 23 and took him to Imo State to sell to a prophetess before the Police got wind of her nefarious act, trailed and arrested her.

 

The suspect has reportedly admitted the crime, and effort are ongoing to arrest the prophetess who is still at large. 

 

The Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi has directed that the suspect be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia for a more exhaustive investigation.