Police arrest pastor, others for child trafficking, rescue 12 children in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command has confirmed the arrest of one Pastor Simon Kado and Jesse Simon Kado for allegedly trafficking about 12 children to Ogun State.

This was contained in a statement issued on Saturday by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh.

According to the statement, the operatives of the command attached to the Rapid Response Squad 74 (RRS 74), on Friday intercepted one Muhammad Isah of Kafanchan, Kaduna, in a Toyota Hiace bus with Reg No APP 489 XE.

The vehicle, according to the police, was conveying four male and eight female underaged children to Ogun.

The statement noted that a preliminary investigation already revealed that the children, whose ages are between 5 years to 16 years from Akwanga LGA of Nasarawa State, were allegedly being trafficked by the pastor and one other suspect.

The PPRO said the suspects are presently in police custody.

“While investigation is still ongoing and effort in conduit with Nasarawa State Police Command on how to reunite victims with their respective families, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh psc, mni, wishes to reiterate that the safety of residents remains his utmost priority”, the statement added.

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