Winneba District Police Arrest Two Suspects For Human Trafficking And Kidnapping

The Winneba district in collaboration with the Central Region Anti- Human Trafficking unit has rescued 39 victims and 2 suspects all Nigerians at Gomoa Pomadze for human trafficking and kidnapping.

On 12 July 2020 at 1100 hours, upon an information received from an informant , the Winneba District Police Commander dispatched a Police Patrol team to Gomoa Pomadze where they met 3 Ghanaians in the company of Charles Ikorohk aged 21 a Nigerian.

Charles Ikorohk told the team on their arrival during an interview that he arrived into the country from Nigeria on 22/1/20 to visit a friend but couldn’t trace him and got stranded . He met one Uzo at the Kwame Nkrumah interchange area who later introduced him to Arisuezo a Nigerian. That Arisuezo transported him to Winneba and kept him in a walled house together with other young men who all Nigerians. That they were locked up in the room, prevented from leaving the compound and subjected to other inhuman treatment . That their captives use them to perpetrate cyber crime activities .

He however managed to escape on 12/7/20 about 0800 hrs when he was asked to weed the compound of the house and their supervisors went out with one of the victims to a Mobile money vendor to withdraw cash fraudulently received .

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 . 36 laptops were also retrieved from the house.

Two suspects namely Paul Okafor and Duru Favour all Nigerians have been arrested and detained to assist with Police investigations. Whilst the owner of the house is on police enquiry bail.

Meantime, the 39 victims has been handed over to the Central Regional Anti Human Trafficking Unit and are currently kept at a shelter center .

Investigations are currently on going to arrest Michael Arisuezo and his other accomplices . Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Michael Arisuezo should contact the nearest Police station or call 18555.

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