Ogun State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Akingbolahan Adeniran, has said that the training of the state task force on human trafficking with other relevant agencies is geared towards eradicating high rate of human trafficking, especially across the state’s borders.
He made this known during a one-day workshop on “The Basic Knowledge and Skills in Assisting Victims of Human Trafficking” at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Conference Room, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
The commissioner said that it was imperative to collaborate with relevant Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs), non-governmental organisation and security agencies to tackle the high rate of trafficking, adding that the teamwork would further strengthen the efforts to solve problems relating with human trafficking.
Also Speaking, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Legal Matters, Mr. Olumide Mustapha, said working together with the law enforcement agency is a strategy adopted to fast-track the dispensation of justice to the victims of human trafficking, noting that with a lot of public sensitisation on sign’s to watch out for during the process of trafficking, would also go a long way in reducing the menace.
He said issues on human trafficking would now get fast dispensation of justice, for the fact that the alteration of the Constitution has expanded the scope of the National Industrial Court (NIC) to take up child related matters that have to do with human trafficking, adding that cases with NIC were resolved much quicker than that of any other court.
Country Lead for Child First Welfare Foundation of Nigeria (CFWFN), Mrs Peju Osoba, said their role was to get mentors with a similar experience to mentor the victims out of the traumatic experience, saying that the NGO had been able to support over 200 victims of human traffickers.
She said that now that the NGO is part of the Ogun State Task Force on Human Trafficking, it would drastically reduce the sharp practice to the barest minimum.
Pandemonium as Lagos motorcyclists kill policeman, destroy patrol vehicles
A Chief Superintendent of Police, Kazeem Abonde, has been killed during a clash between policemen and motorcyclists in the Ajao Estate area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the policemen were carrying out enforcement in the area on Thursday when they were resisted by the riders, who protested against the seizure of their means of livelihood.
The situation was said to have snowballed into a clash and resulted in the death of Abonde, who was reportedly hacked to death.
Our correspondent saw a photo of the bloodied remains of the policeman as he lay motionless by the roadside. The victim’s head appeared to have been smashed with some objects.
Another photo captured no fewer than 10 persons milling around a damaged patrol van inscribed with the Lagos State Police Command.
A source told our correspondent that the policemen involved in the incident were attached to the Ajao Police Station.
“Everywhere is tense; we don’t know what exactly caused the fight, but we know that there was a confrontation between motorcyclists and the policemen attached to the Ajao Police Station,” the source added.
Deji Lambo, Punch News
Police arrest, parade three suspected kidnappers of Bethel Baptist School students
Three suspected kidnappers have been arrested by the Nigeria Police in connection with the abduction of over 100 students of Bethel Baptist school in Kaduna State.
The suspects include, “Adamu Bello, Isiaku Lawal and Muazu Abubakar.”
They were paraded on Thursday by the Force Public Relations Officers, Frank Mba, at the headquarters of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The suspects dressed in military camouflage told journalists during an interview that they were among the 25 gunmen who stormed the school recently.
Abubakar, a 27-year-old suspect, said, “Twenty-five of us carried out the operation. We kidnapped 136 students and I got N100,000 share from the money.”
DAILY POST recalls that the school was invaded by armed men suspected to be bandits on July 5, 2021, while 121 students were whisked away.
Some of the abducted students have, however, regained their freedom.
BREAKING: Police arrest three kidnappers of Kaduna Baptist school students
The police have arrested three people allegedly involved in the kidnap of over 100 students of Bethel Baptist School, Kaduna.
The suspects, dressed in military camouflage, were on Thursday paraded by the Force Public Relations Officers, Frank Mba, at the headquarters of defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Abuja.
Names of the suspects were given as Adamu Bello, Isiaku Lawal and Muazu Abubakar.
The suspects told newsmen that 25 of them abducted the students, adding that they carried out the operation in desperate bid to get money.
“Twenty-five of us carried out the operation. We kidnapped 136 students and I got N100,000 share from the money,” 27-year-old suspect Abubakar said,
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