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In Anambra, Police rescue 35 girls from sex slave camp disguised as hotel



ABOUT 35 teenage girls recruited for commercial sex slavery were rescued in a brothel operating in Nkpor, near Onitsha, Anambra State during a police raid following a tip off, yesterday.

  Five of them were found to be heavily pregnant.

  Parading the girls and the suspects in Police Area Command, Onitsha, Spokesma, of Police in Anambra State, Tochukwu Ikenga, gave the hotel’s name as Gally Gally.

  The police image maker also said that three suspects, including a manager of the hotel were arrested and three pump action rifles as well as seven cartridges recovered.

  According to Ikenga, the girls were kept in the hotel where they were used to engage in commercial sex whose proceeds are paid to their “madam” currently on the run. But the apprehended suspects and the rescued girls are currently being interrogated.

  “We advise parents and guardians to always create a deliberate relationship with their children/wards. This will help to guide and direct them in their activities. It will help to monitor against unforeseen issues and bad company.

Following a rigorous analysis of crime trends and pattern, the Command Operatives  working on information bursted a hotel named Gally Gally in Nkpor, where they use children between the ages of 14years – 17years for sex slaves, prostitution and baby factory.

The operatives rescued 35 girls and four of them are pregnant. The police also arrested three persons namely: Mrs Ifeoma Uzo age ‘F’ 35yrs, Chidiebere Alaka ‘M’ 28years and Nweke Chidiebere.

We recovered three pump action gun, seven cartridges and cash sum of Eight hundred and seventy seven thousand, five hundred naira (#877,500). The suspects arrested are being interrogated with a view to eliciting information on their involvement and unmasking other gang members.

  We also have NAPTIV whom we shall hand over the victims for the welfare and rehabilitation of the children. All suspects will be charged to court at the end of investigations, “Ikenga said.

  In another development, police operatives on patrol demobilised one out of four armed robbery gang operating along Ogidi-Oraukwu Road, recover one AK-47 and six rounds live ammunition.

  Commissioner of Police Echeng Eworo Echeng said the police operatives engaged the armed robbers operating in white Hilux without registration number, attempting to dispossess motorists and their passengers of their belongings.

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