A total of twenty two teenage girls who were lured all the away from Akwa Ibom State for prostitution profession in Ogun State have been rescued by operatives of the state Police Command.
The teenage girls were rescued on May 7th, 2021 in an operation coordinated by the Area Commander, Ota Division, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Muhideen Obe.
The police team upon credible intelligence received that minors were being recruited from other states and used as commercial sex workers at Kolab Hotel in Itele ota, stormed the hotel at about 8pm, where the 22 teenagers whose ages were between 10 and 14 years were rescued.
On interrogation, the girls narrated how they were lured from their respective villages in Akwa Ibom State to Ogun state, with the promise to employ them as sales girls in restaurants and supermarkets, only for them to get to Lagos and transferred to a brothel in Ogun State as commercial sex workers.
They narrated further that, they were deprived of using phone or any communication devices, therefore, making it impossible for them to reach out to their parents or relations.
However, the manager of the hotel, isaac Ogbaji, aged 33 years and ten other male suspects were also arrested during the operation.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner Of Police (CP) Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered that the Family Support Unit of the Area Command, Ota should take over the investigation of the case, identify the recruiting cartel and bring them to justice as soon as possible.