The Winneba District Police Command in collaboration with the Central Regional anti-human trafficking unit has arrested two suspects for alleged human trafficking and kidnapping at Gomoa Pomadze.
According to Central Regional Police PRO, DSP Irene Oppong, “a combined team of police and anti -human trafficking unit rescued 39 victims of human trafficking and kidnapping.”
DSP Irene Oppong stated that the rescued victims were all Nigerian nationals between the ages of 20 and 35 years, and they were all males.
Narrating the arrest to Darling FM’s Nyansapow Timothy, DSP Oppong revealed that one of the victim’s managed to escape from the house on Sunday, July 12, 2020 when he was asked to weed the compound of the house while their supervisors went out with another kidnapped victim to withdraw cash from a mobile money vendor.
The escapee, Charles Ikorohk, narrated his ordeal to three Ghanaians he met along the road and the information finally reached the police command who effected the arrest.
The District Command was informed and immediately led the team to a house, also located at Pomadze, and rescued 39 victims all Nigerians in their twenties. Also 36 laptops were retrieved from the house.
“Two suspects namely; Paul Okafor and Duru Favour, both Nigerians, have been arrested and detained to assist with police investigations while the owner of the house (where the victims were kept) is on police enquiry bail”, she stated.
The police superintendent said the victims’ documents and passports were seized. They were beaten and tortured if they failed to deliver; that is defrauding unsuspecting people, she further said.
In the meantime, her command is corresponding with the Nigerian Embassy, CID Headquarters and the Immigration Service to resolve the matter.
She appealed to the public to volunteer information on the whereabouts of Michael Arisuezo who managed to escape and his accomplices.