- Police have arrested a suspected human trafficker, Mary Yakubu, in Taraba state
- Yakubu was arrested on Sunday, April 5, at Tashan Takalma community in Gassol local government area of the state
- David Misal, the state police spokesman, said that 60 children have now been rescued by the security agency in the state
The police authorities in Taraba state have again arrested a suspected child trafficker, Mary Yakubu, with 27 children.
Channels TV reports that the police public relations officer in Taraba, David Misal, disclosed Yakubu’s arrest in a statement on Monday, April 6.
Legit.ng gathered that he noted that it was the third time the suspect would be arrested, making it 60 children that have been rescued from her.
Misal explained that the children were rescued on Sunday, April 5, at Tashan Takalma community in Gassol local government area of the state.
The 27 rescued children comprised 14 males and 13 females.
He said the 33 children have been reunited with their parents while the suspect is undergoing trial in a court.
The command’s spokesman added that the newly rescued 27 children have been handed over to the state ministry of women affairs.
The suspect was first arrested on February 26, in Bali by the detectives attached to the Bali police division in connection with a case of suspected child trafficking.
Upon her arrest, she was found with 23 children while making an arrangement to convey them to an unknown destination.
Yakubu was again arrested on March 4, and led a team of investigation police officers to Mararaban Donga, in Donga LGA of Taraba, where additional 10 children were rescued.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) received another batch of 116 Nigerians who volunteered to be repatriated back from Libya.
It was reported that the Libya returnees were received on Wednesday, February 26, at the cargo wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
One of the returnees identified as Sola Adeleke called on the federal government to deal with human traffickers who mislead Nigerians with fake information on greener pastures outside the country.
The 38-year-old lady said traffickers subjected their victims to the inhuman treatment they would never expose their own children to.
Adeleke, an indigene of Oyo state, said she dropped out of school at primary four. She said her mother approached a neighbour who was known to be helping young people out of the country.
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