The Nigeria Police Force, Osun State Command, has confirmed the arrest of Muideen Adebisi, a suspected human trafficker who attempted to steal four teenage girls from Ile-Ife in Osun State and transport them to Libya. This was disclosed by the Osun State Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, in a statement on Monday.
According to the statement, Adebisi had invited the victims to a birthday party in Ile-Ife, where he offered them food and drinks. After consuming the food and drinks, the girls fell asleep and later woke up in Kano, where their papers were being processed for travel to Libya.
Three of the victims managed to escape and contacted their parents after regaining consciousness, but the whereabouts of the fourth victim remained unknown. Adebisi claimed during interrogation that the girls willingly agreed to go to Libya to work, and that his brother in Tripoli had instructed him to find girls and send them to Kano, from where they would be taken to Libya.
The police assured of a thorough investigation and stated that the suspect would be charged to court in due course.