Man arrested for aiding human trafficking in Edo
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.