- The Kano police command accuse Muhammad Ahmad, a national of the Cameroon Republic of engaging in human trafficking
- Habu Sani, the state commissioner of police, says the Cameroonian traffics his victims to some west, north and central African countries for slavery and prostitution
- The commissioner discloses that the suspect was arrested at his residence with victims, comprising two kids aged around seven and 10 years, 22 men and two women
One Muhammad Ahmad, a national of Cameroun Republic has been arrested by the police command in Kano state over alleged human trafficking.
The suspect, who was paraded along with 172 other suspected criminals by the command, was accused of having 26 trafficked victims in his custody.
Habu Sani the state commissioner of police said the Cameroonian traffics his victims to some west, north and central African countries for slavery and prostitution.
The commissioner disclosed that the suspect was arrested at his residence with the victims, comprising two kids aged around seven and 10 years, 22 men and two women.
He said while the command would continue with its investigation in the case, the rescued victims will be handed over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
However, the suspect when responding to questions from journalists about the incident denied the allegations against him.
He said the persons allegedly rescued from his residence were travellers from his home country on their way to the Niger Republic.
"I am a Cameroonian from Yaounde, but before I came to Nigeria I was living in Garwa in the northern part of the country before civil unrest erupted there and many of us fled. I initially took refuge in Yola before I eventually moved to Kano where I got into currency exchange," he said.
“For six year I had been into this business and many of the Cameroonian travellers going to the Niger Republic and Algeria do stay with me before they proceed. It was in that business I became used to some of them and they started staying in my rented house to conclude their plan for the journey, it was in this process that myself and these people were arrested by the police."
Meanwhile, Prophet Alfa Babatunde, the general overseer of Sotitobire miracle centre, has been arraigned before an Akure magistrate’s court by the Department of Security Services (DSS) on two counts of felony and kidnapping.
TVC News reports that the cleric was arraigned on Monday, December 23, alongside six other defendants, Omodara Olayinka Margaret Oyebola, Grace Ogunjobi, Egunjobi Motunrayo, Esther Kayode and Peter Anjorin
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