Police operatives in Ogun State have arrested a 36-year old man, Kingsley Essien, for allegedly trafficking his wife to Mali for prostitution, and for selling their two-year-old son for Six Hundred Thousand Naira ( N600,000. 00) only.
The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement said the suspect was arrested following the report lodged at Agbara divisional headquarters by the suspect’s wife, Bright Essien.
“Essien reported that sometime in October 2021, her husband, Kingsley, informed her that he had secured a job for her in Bamako, Mali and that he has assisted many people to that country for greener pastures before.
She explained further that being her husband, she didn’t suspect any foul play until she got to Mali only to discover that she has been sold to a human trafficker cartel headed by a woman at the rate of One Million, Four Hundred Thousand Naira (N1.400, 000,.00) only.
While in Mali, she was forced into prostitution, but later find her way to Nigeria Embassy in Bamako where she was assisted back to Nigeria. On getting to Nigeria, she discovered that her two-year-old son who was in the care of her husband was nowhere to be found.
The suspect confessed to the commission of the crime and also confessed further that he sold the two-year-old son to somebody at the rate of Six Hundred Thousand Naira (N600, 000.00) only,” the statement reads.