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How 13 human trafficking victims get rescued from Abuja hotel

A total of thirteen young ladies have been rescued from an Abuja hotel by officers of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Friday after raiding and sealing up Amazonia Guest House at Dagri in Gwagwalada, FCT,

According to reports two suspects, including the Manager of the lodge, have been arrested.

A major suspect in the case identified as Hafeez Abdulsalam who had been on NAPTIP’s watch list for quite some time now and was a suspected trafficker in the South-West who specializes in trafficking young girls to Saudi Arabia was the person that brought the girls from various states to Abuja.

Upon questioning, the arrested suspect, Abdulsalam, claimed that the company he worked for, Western Royal Manpower Solution, was legal and registered company known to the FG.

It was gathered that one of the victims, who gave her name as Rokibat,aged 22, from Oyo state, revealed that her aunt in Saudi Arabia told her mother to bring her to Saudi through Abdulsalam to be engaged in Housemaid job.

Another victim, Rodiya, aged 23, from Lagos state, said Abdulsalam who is a family friend allegedly, promised to take her to Saudi Arabia to earn a living since she was not doing anything.

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Meanwhile, the ladies were excited to be freed and investigations are currently going on

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Rhema Olonade

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