Schoolgirl Tells How She Was Deceived And Hypnotized By Feminine Trafficker
Nguemo Mercy Agidi, a 15-years-old woman has instructed a startlingg story about how she was trafficked by a suspected human trafficker in Nasarawa.
The mud raised by the story of Nguemo who, alongside together with her friends, was rescued by the police in Nasarawa State from a suspected human trafficker is but to settle
A Senior Secondary College One (SSS1) pupil of Finest Brains Academy, positioned at Gaadi group of Makurdi, the Benue State capital, she initially hailed from Tombo in Buruku LGA of Benue however lives together with her mother and father in Makurdi. The final youngster of six youngsters comprising three ladies and three boys, her mother and father are core agrarians.
However Tuesday, Septermber 29, 2020 is a day she is going to always remember. It was the day that she was rescued from the palms of a lady who allegedly wished to promote her and her associates into intercourse slavery.
How the sufferer met suspect
The woman had, with out informing her mother and father, left their house, located beside Airborne Lodge, at Fiidi group, reverse the Nigerian Airforce (NAF) Base, Makurdi, to squat together with her associates within the Northbank space of the city. Saturday Solar later traced the Agidis to their Makurdi residence.
The woman whose mother and father reportedly by no means knew her whereabouts after she left house defined that she determined to go away the home since her college was on indefinite trip owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with her, her three associates had rented an condo within the Northbank space the place they stayed on their very own, and she or he went to reside with them. She mentioned her associates weren’t education or engaged in any commerce.
In line with her, it was whereas she was there that considered one of their boyfriends knowledgeable them of a lady who wanted younger feminine assistants. “I went to my associates’ home in Northbank and two boys got here to tell us that there’s a lady of their home that’s from Lagos and that she wants salesgirls to help her within the work she is doing,” she recalled.
How the sufferer was deceived, hypnotized
She and her associates initially refused to give the concept a thought, she mentioned. However they later succumbed when the boys continued to pester them. The woman insists in her chat with Saturday Solar that they had been deceived and hypnotised. She additionally strongly believes that the lady in query used magical powers to persuade them into touring to Lagos together with her.
Her account: “One of many boys who knowledgeable us in regards to the journey mentioned he knew the lady from Ebonyi State. The boy is Tiv and the lady used to sleep in his home in Northbank at any time when she got here to Makurdi. They had been two boys – Benjamin Amini and Moses Zam. Benjamin is a boyfriend to my buddy and he’s a conductor whereas Moses mentioned he knew the lady.
“They instructed us that even when we don’t need to go, we should always simply go and clarify to the lady so she will be able to know that they’ve made efforts however couldn’t solely discover folks for her. That’s how we went to fulfill her. She instructed us that she operates a beer canteen the place she sells beer, indomie and sharwama and would need us to assist her with the job.
“At first, we refused. However the lady referred to as us once more that we should always come in order that she will be able to clarify issues to us. Once we acquired there the second time, all of us grew to become confused. We don’t know the magic she used on us however she did one thing that made us settle for to go to Lagos together with her. On Monday, we got here again house and packed all our garments and went to fulfill her. We spent the night time together with her.”
A commutter exposes suspect
Nguemo mentioned it was the grace of God that saved her. She mentioned it was a specific lady who was journeying to Akwanga whom she didn’t know, however with whom they boarded the identical automobile, that raised alarm over the true motive of the lady to safety operatives.
She narrated: “On Tuesday, September 29, we left Makurdi for Abuja. Whereas we had been travelling, round 5pm, one other lady within the automobile who was with youngsters requested the driving force to cease so that her youngsters can urinate. She was a Tiv lady going to Akwanga.
“When the automobile stopped, she claimed she desires to see FRSC officers who manned a checkpoint to gather one thing. She mentioned one of many officers was her husband. That was how she instructed them that she suspected our Madam trafficked us and was conveying us to Abuja. Shortly, the Highway Security males intercepted our automobile, requested us who was our Madam and the place we had been going and we instructed them.
“After that, they took us to a police station in Nasarawa Eggon and we spent the night time there. The next day they transferred us to CID (Legal Investigation Division) in Lafia. There the police mentioned they wish to see our mother and father as a result of our mother and father didn’t know we traveled.”
The arrest, rescue by police
CP Bola Longe, Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State, mentioned in an announcement that the police operatives acted on a tip-off. He didn’t nevertheless named the informant. He recognized the suspected trafficker as Rita Oti, 40, from Ebonyi State whereas the driving force, Godwin Yaasa, 35, is an indigene of Benue State.
The Commissioner confirmed that the lady had lured the victims on the pretext of securing profitable jobs in Lagos earlier than they had been arrested in Nasarawa Eggon space of the state. He said that the six victims are aged between 16 and 24 years. Additionally, he disclosed that the intercepted automobile during which the suspect and victims had been being conveyed is a Volkswagen Sharon mini bus.
In line with a Police assertion: “On 29/09/2020, at about 1430hrs, police personnel connected to Nasarawa Eggon division, appearing on credible info, intercepted a Volkswagen Sharon automobile pushed by one Godwin Yaasa ‘m’ aged 35 years of Benue State conveying one Rita Oti and 6 different occupants whose age ranges from 15 to 24 years on transit to Lagos State.
“Upon interrogation, it was found that Rita Oti a.okay.a Mama Gee ‘f’ aged 40 years from Ebonyi State, on the pretext of serving to the victims to safe profitable jobs, criminally lured Blessing Williams ‘f’ aged 16 years, Mercy Agidi ‘f’ aged 15 years, Jennifer Shimaver ‘f’ aged 24 years, Catherine Moses ‘f’ aged 23 years, Moses Zam ‘m’ aged 19 years, and Benjamin Amini ‘m’ aged 21 years all of Northbank, Benue State, with out the consent of their mother and father and was conveying them to Alagbado space of Lagos State earlier than she was arrested at Nasarawa Eggon LGA of Nasarawa State.
“Police investigation was prolonged to the deal with given by the suspect in Lagos State. It was found that their vacation spot was a enterprise premises that has been deserted for a number of years.”
Sufferer’s sister expresses shock, gratitude
Explaining how the household acquired to know in regards to the incident, the elder sister of the sufferer, Ruth Agidi, revealed to Saturday Solar that it was a web-based submit by The Solar newspaper’s correspondent that made it potential for the household to know what happeed to Rita.She mentioned that her mother and father, on studying in regards to the unhappy improvement rapidly moved to Lafia to safe launch of her youthful sister.
“The media is certainly highly effective; it entertains and as properly informs,” she mentioned. “How would I’ve presumably identified that my sister was a sufferer of human trafficking right here in Makurdi? A lady was caught with some girls and boys, my sister inclusive, at Nasarawa Eggon as they had been travelling to Lagos earlier than the data acquired to us.
“The story could be very lengthy. Regardless of all odds, and to the glory of God, my sister was introduced house unhurt and the lady failed in her mission. Nearly all mother and father of the victims introduced their youngsters again house. All due to Solomon Ayado for posting it,” Ruth introduced on her fb web page.
Sufferer accuses police of releasing suspect
In the meantime, the sufferer has accused the police of compromise, by releasing the suspect. She alleged that she was launched after some cash exchanged palms, a cost vehemently denied by the police.
“I learnt that the lady gave some cash to police earlier than she was launched,” she mentioned. Reacting to the allegation, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Ramham Nansel (ASP)mentioned: “I simply confirmed from our authorized division that the lady is nonetheless in our custody. She has been arraigned and the court docket suggested that she must be handed over to NAPTIP since it’s a case of human trafficking.”
Supply: Solar Information