Three underage girls have been rescued by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) from being trafficked to Ghana for prostitution.
The girls who have now been handed to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) by the Comptroller of Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Rivers State, AJ Kwasua, were rescued at the popular Waterlines Park in Port Harcourt on November 4 by men of Anti-Human trafficking unit of the command.
The officials of the command also arrested a nursing mother for recruiting the girls and a transporter for allegedly facilitating the travel.
“The victims are minors. Two are 17 years and one is 16 years. Two are from Rivers State while one is from Akwa Ibom.
“And they confessed to agreeing to travel to Ghana for prostitution and as at the time they were arrested, the transporter had already received money from the recruiter via online to pay the transport fair for them to Lagos en route to Ghana which he had done already.”