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Date: Mar – 16 – 2021
By: Norvisi Eyiram Mawunyegah
A suspected case of child trafficking five Cameroonians has been detained by the police department of human trafficking sector for alleged kidnapping of nine children at Kokrobite near Botiano Ngleshie Amanfro.
The suspects include women aged 34 and 48 are the main suspects says the police. The children rescued, wereCameroonians, aged between three and 14.
The Director of the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit, Chief Superintendent of Police Mike Baah, confirmed the arrest of the suspects and stated that the children were currently being kept in a shelter the children would be medically examined and were already being interviewed for information that would help the police in their investigations, Chief Supt Baah said.
“We have not yet concluded if the children are being trafficked. We have commenced investigations and we can draw a better conclusion after our investigations,” he said.
Confirmed the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit is handling the case and was working speedily to solve the issue. The suspects were arrested at about 10 p.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021, based on the suspicion of a police dispatch rider. He handed them over to the Bortiano police when he noticed their response were not just after stopping their vehicle for checks with the children in.
During interrogation at the police station, the suspects claimed the children were relations and they were attending a birthday party of another relation at Kokrobite. The woman, who is the key suspect, is said to have told the police that she brought them to Ghana in November 2020 so they would further their education in the country.