The operatives of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command have apprehended a Pastor Simon Kado, and two others for allegedly trafficking 12 children from Nasarawa State.
The FCT Commissioner of Police, Benneth Igweh, who paraded the suspects in Abuja, said they were arrested by the operatives attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS 74), on Friday.
He said the operatives intercepted one Muhammad Isah of Kafanchan, Kaduna State in a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number APP 489 XE, conveying the 12 children, comprising four males and eight females.
He said the under-aged children were being conveyed from Akwanga, Nasarawa State to a destination, which he said was later discovered to be Ogun State.
According to him, preliminary investigation revealed that the trafficked children were between the ages of 5 and 16 years, all from Akwanga LGA, by Pastor Kado and Jesse Simon Kado who are now in police custody.
“And while investigation is still ongoing, the FCT police command is also making effort in conduit with Nasarawa State Police Command on how to reunite the victims with their respective families,” he said.
The police commissioner called on residents to report any suspicious activities to the command through its emergency lines on 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352.