Operatives of the Ogun Police Command from the Isara Police Division in Remo North Local Government Area of the State have arrested two suspected human traffickers.
The suspects identified as Alhaji Gani Omoyele and Posi Aromoyo, were said to have been in the ‘trafficking’ business for over a year, with speciality in trafficking girls between the ages of 16 and 23 to Libya for prostitution.
They were also alleged to have been picking their victims from Isara, Ipara and Ode Remo communities under the council area.
It was gathered that the suspects were arrested following the sudden disappearance of one 23-year-old Kemi Kazeem from her home in Isara.
According to Mrs. Titilayo Idowu, the victim’s sister, the cries of Kemi’s baby attracted neighbours who discovered that she was missing.
It was gathered that a search party was immediately launched to trace Kemi’s whereabouts but all efforts to locate her proved futile.
Idowu added that she received a text message about 12.00p.m on Wednesday, informing her (Idowu), that she had gone in search of greener pasture outside the country, and that it was one Posi who facilitated her trip to Libya.
The text message read “Aunty Titi, pls and pls for God’s sake I no that I offend u pls pardon me for dis, am on my way 2 Libya, pls pray for, and then I will not forget u, and sorry for dis”.
Idowu added that on receiving the message she approached Posi to inquire about the whereabouts of her sister, and that he admitted that he facilitated the journey to Libya.
She further said that the development was reported to the police and that the text message was presented as evidence.
Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Ogun Police Command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO) could not be reached at the time of going to press.