Vigilantes arrested suspected human trafficker in Benue State
Isreal Lame a suspected human trafficker has been arrested in Benue State by vigilantes as he planned to traffick two young ladies outside the country. Speaking to news men about the capture Spokesman of the Benue State Police Command, ASP Moses Yamu said Isreal lame was arrested based on tip off. He said the suspect claimed to be from Cross River State has a dual citizenry- Nigeria/Cameroun. He also pointed out that the man was into trafficking young women whom he takes to Burkina Faso where he resides.
“He was arrested while trying to board a vehicle to Lagos in company of two young girls namely Timia Daasha, 20, from Plateau State and Joy Gideon, 24, from Benue,” he added
The suspect denied the allegations while speaking to news men. He claimed he was a teacher for 1 year and 8 months in Burkina Faso after gradiating from a Poly in Benue state.
“I was a student of Fidel Polytechnic, Gboko in the Department of Legal Studies. It was during my stay in the school that I met and became friends with Simon. So we kept in touch and I was communicating with him while in Burkina Faso about job opportunities in that country.”
One of the ladies he was trafficking Daasha, a tailor’s apprentice said Lame pressurized her to join him to Burkina Faso. She said, “He kept persuading me to follow him that I won’t regret my decision after I had warned him that my aunty wouldn’t allow me to go on such trip. We concluded arrangement without any member of my family knowing except my brother and was about to move to Lagos from where we will go to Burkina Faso when we were arrested by vigilantes at a motor park in Gboko,”.
The same claim was made by the second woman who is a mother of two. She said he met her at a Salon and spoke about a job outside Nigeria and promised to pay all the expenses, adding that she will be making lots of money there. she said after so much pressure from the suspect she agreed.