Operatives of the Delta State Police Command on Tuesday April 19, raided a brothel at Aragba in Otokutu, Ughelli South LGA and rescued some underaged children.
This was revealed during a press briefing by the Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Mohammed Ali, on Wednesday, at the police Headquarters in Asaba.
The Ari stated that the girls were trafficked from Rivers State to warri and were being used as sex slaves in the brothel.
The statement read;
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“On 15/4/2022 at about 10pm, the Command received information that Fagoma Hotel located at Aragba in Otokutu in Ughelli South LGA of Delta State is being used as a brothel where underage children are trafficked and used as sex slave. The command upon receiving this disturbing information raided the brothel and the following underage girls were rescued:
1.Happiness Johnson ‘f’ age 13yrs
2.Esther Godspower ‘f’ age 21yrs
3.Angel John ‘f’ age 22yrs
4.Miracle Bishop ‘f’ age 19yrs
5.Happiness Isreal ‘f’ 19yrs
Investigations revealed that one Joy ‘f’ surname unknown now at large trafficked the underage girls from Rivers State took them to Patani where they were forced into taking an oath before they were brought to Otu-Jeremi and harbored by one Edwin Etareri the owner of the said brothel and his wife one Mrs Grace Etariri currently in custody. Ten other male suspects and ten female suspected prostitutes were also arrested during the raid. Investigation is ongoing.”
CP. ARI MOHAMMED ALI, FCIA, psc+
COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
DELTA STATE COMMAND,