The News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Enugu State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service has arrested a Sierra Leonean, Koffi Hassan who is suspected for trafficking ladies out of Nigeria for prostitution.
In am interview with NAN, the Immigration Comptroller, Bashir Ismail revealed that the suspect had been on their wanted list for sometime and was caught after a tip-off.
“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, who has been involved in human trafficking of women and involving them in prostitution.
“We were able to arrest that kingpin. We have now forwarded him for prosecuting. After prosecution we will definitely repatriate him.
“That’s a great achievement for us; we have been challenged for this kind of things around this area.
“And that will signal to those who are involved in that to desist from it. Victims that are with him confessed what he uses them for and NAPTIP has succeeded in reuniting them with their families,” he stated.
The comptroller also revealed that illegal foreigners in Nigeria are being repatriated already as they have become threats to their host communities.
“The service decided to embark on regular repatriation and removal of such kind of citizens that are among us.
“So far between January and now we have removed over 98 people out of Enugu. We have to be on it and to be fair and be frank we have been getting great support from Enugu State government.
“These people we remove are from our efforts to go and flush them outa from the communities in which they live. They have become a threat to them.
“Then we also get people referred to us due to our synergy from other security agencies. Whenever they have such kind of people arrested among other criminals, they do refer to us then we take action.
“We are very happy with that because the synergy has been working very well. That’s why we were able to repatriate such number.
“Most of the nationals are from Niger Republic, Togo and Mali and a few Beninois and the Cameroonians”, he concluded.
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