Man ar­rested for aid­ing hu­man traf­fick­ing in Edo

Daily Trust - - DIGEST - From Us­man A. Bello, Benin

The Edo State Po­lice Com­mand has ar­rested a man for al­legedly aid­ing and abet­ting hu­man traf­fick­ing in the state.

The sus­pect, Mr. Akugbe Ai­sevbo, 47, was al­legedly work­ing with hu­man traf­fick­ers in the state by pre­par­ing charms for their vic­tims.

The sus­pect, said to be a na­tive doc­tor, was pa­raded on Wed­nes­day along­side 55 sus­pects ar­rested for var­i­ous crimes in the state. He con­firmed that his job was to pre­pare charms for those will­ing to travel abroad to avoid mishap and be suc­cess­ful abroad.

He said, “As for the two girls in ques­tion, it was Arthur Og­bevoen who brought them to me to as­sist them, say­ing they were trav­el­ling to Burk­ina Faso for greener pas­ture.”

He said “I also put medicines in their body so that any man that has ail­ment and wants to make love with them, his man­hood will not be erected. But I did not shave their pu­bic hair or sleep with any of them.”

On his part, Mr. Arthur Og­bevoen, who ad­mit­ted tak­ing the girls to the na­tive doc­tor, said the visit was to en­able them to be suc­cess­ful in their mis­sion.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the traf­ficked vic­tim in re­turn would pay him 400,000 CFA for the help.

Mean­while, the state Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Haliru Gwandu, said the sus­pects would be charged to court.

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