Pastor, Two Others In Police Net For Possession Of Fake N15.8m, Human Trafficking

LAGOS JULY 8TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Niger State police command has arrested a Pastor, Sabastine Dabu, and three others for being in possession of fake naira notes worth N15.8 million in Kontagora, the headquarters of the government area of the state.

The other two suspects are Emmanuel Akazuwa 42, of Adi village in Buruku LGA of Benue state, and Umar Mohammed,50, of Pandogari in the Rafi local government area of Niger state.

The three suspects were picked up in a hotel at Kontagora by police detectives attached to the Kontagora division, following a tip-off when they were looking for buyers of the fake currency which are all in N1,000 denomination.

The principal suspect Emmanuel Akazuwa, who confessed to the crime, claimed that he bought the fake currency from Nifom who is presently at large, at Katsina-Ala, in Benue State, at the rate of N150,000, and met Pastor Sabastine at a Cathedral Congress in Makurdi, who promised to assist him to sell the currency.

Emmanuel said Pastor Sabastine then contacted Umar Mohammed, who was to arrange for a buyer and, then, agreed to meet at the hotel when the detectives swooped on them with the fake naira notes.

Also, two people, Osaruwumen Ewodaru, 49, of Opasa-Kpamba in Edo state and Olaoluwa Adebanjo 43, of Ido, Airport road, Abuja, have been arrested by the state police command for attempting to traffic five girls to Libya en route Kano.

The suspects and their victims were intercepted and arrested along Abuja-Kaduna highway on July 1, while on their way to Kano, in an attempt to move them to Libya for prostitution.

The five female victims are all between the ages of 18 and 23 years and are from Ondo, Edo, Delta, and Ogun states.

While Ewodaru confessed to having taken one of the victims with him from Benin to embark on the journey and, also, in possession of a marriage certificate to claim that the victim is his wife, in order to clear any suspicion on the way, Olaoluwa Adebanjo acted as transporter who accepted and assembled the victims at Ido Park, Abuja, for onward movement to Kano State, in order to cross to Libya.

While the five victims were rescued, all the suspects have been transferred to Federal Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), Abuja, for further investigations.

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