The Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has arrested 58 years old Mrs Modupe Bello Ajike of B5, Cappa street, Bacita in Edu local government area of the State over her alleged involvement in human trafficking and child labour.
Confirming the incident to the newsmen in Ilorin on Monday, the spokesman of the NSCDC in the state, Babawale Zaid Afolabi stated that three children were recovered from the woman during a raid carried out at her residence in Bacita last weekend.
According to the CDPRO, one Agbaje Oluwafemi came to the Bacita Divisional Office of the NSCDC to report that his 18 years old daughter, Damilola Agbaje was missing. Her whereabout has been unknown since January 18, 2022 and that Damilola’s parents suspected Madam Modupe Bello because she was the one that came to meet them few days earlier begging the parents to release Damilola to her.
“Detectives from the intelligence and investigations department later swung into action and a raid was carried out at the woman’s residence in Bacita where three children were recovered while some photographs believed to be of the children that she had trafficked were also recovered. Age range of the children on those photographs are between 13— 18 years”Babawale narrated.
During the interrogation, the woman admitted to the fact that she used to traffick children in which the end users use these children as housemaids and other strenuous labours. But she denied knowing whereabout of Damilola.
The Kwara State Commandant of the NSCDC Iskilu Ayinla Makinde Iskil Ayinla has ordered that the matter be transfered to the Antihuman trafficking and illegal migration Unit of the corps for proper investigations and further action.