Pastor Simom Kado and two others have been arrested for their involvement in trafficking 12 children – between the ages of five to 16 from Akwanga Local Government Area in Nassarawa state to Ogun State.
The attempt was foiled in the Federal Capital, when operatives of the FCT command Rapid Response Squad 74 (RRS 74), at about 12:55am on Friday, intercepted a Toyota Hiace bus with Reg No APP 489 XE, conveying the 12 victims.
The driver of the bus, Muhammad Isah, a resident of Kafanchan in Kaduna State, who was promptly arrested, confessed he was conveying the kids to Pastor Simon and Jesse in Ogun state, leading to their arrest.
A Saturday statement by SP Josephine Adeh, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer said efforts are being put in place, in conduit with the Nasarawa State Police Command, to reunite the victims, comprising of 4 males and 8 females, with their respective families.
Adeh also confirmed that all suspects are in police custody and that investigation is still ongoing, as she urged residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines ; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352.
Meanwhile, the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Benneth C. Igweh, reassured residents of Federal Capital Territory, that their safety remains his utmost priority.