Police in Nigeria has freed 35 adolescent girls from a prostitution ring.


Police in Nigeria has freed 35 adolescent girls from a prostitution ring

After authorities stormed a motel where they were being held captive and forced to work in a prostitution ring in southeastern Nigeria, at least 35 adolescent girls were rescued. According to a statement issued by Tochukwu Ikenga, the Anambra police spokesman, the girls, aged 14 to 17, were discovered by police acting on a tipoff in Nkpor town in Anambra state. According to the statement, the girls were used for prostitution and some were even impregnated so that their infants might be sold. According to investigators, four of the rescued girls are pregnant. According to the police statement, three people were arrested in connection with the event. Rifles and 877,500 naira (2,112) in cash were also found, according to police.

He stated that the people arrested would be charged at the conclusion of the investigation. According to the announcement, the girls will be handed up to Nigeria's National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons for their care. This isn't the first time police in Nigeria's southeast have let free young girls who had been kidnapped and sexually exploited before being forced to bear kids that were then sold. Last month, authorities in Ebonyi state identified a child trafficking ring after it was discovered that a newborn had been sold for 355,000 naira (855). According to police, some newborns have been sold for as little as 70,000 naira (168).

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