A Sierra Leonean, Koffi Hassan, has been apprehended by the Enugu state command of the Nigeria Immigration Service NIS. He is suspected of specializing in trafficking women from Nigeria to other parts of the world for prostitution,
While announcing this, state Comptroller of the service, Bashir Ismail, said a valuable tip-off led to the arrest of the suspect.
“Human trafficking has been a challenge in this part of the country. Just last month, we succeeded in arresting one notorious human trafficker called Koffi Hassan, who has been involved in trafficking of women for prostitution.
“We have been tracking him and finally, we were able to arrest the kingpin. We have now presented him for prosecution. After prosecution, we will definitely repatriate him” he stated.
Mr. Hassan added, “This warns those who are involved in human trafficking that the end is in sight. Victims that are with him confessed what he uses them for prostitution and NAPTIP has succeeded in reuniting them with their families.”
The command had also embarked on the repatriation of irregular aliens in the state.
Such people according to the comptroller, had caused security breaches in the state and had become threats to their host communities.
“Most of the nationals are from Niger Republic, Togo and Mali and a few Cameroonians,” he said.