The Nigeria Police, Delta state command has brought to book a suspected naira counterfeiter who was about to be lynched by an angry mob in Asaba. It also made the arrest of three suspected child traffickers who were taking a 16-year old girl to Mali for prostitution. National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP can reliably report that both arrests were made in the last week of June, 2022.
In a press statement e-signed and released to NAOSNP by the Command’s PRO, DSP Bright Edafe, Michael Ozor accused of naira counterfeiting was saved by men of the Nigeria Police. ‘On 28/6/2022, at about 1530hours, Operatives of Eagle-Net Special Squad while on routine patrol along Asaba/Onitsha bridge sighted a mob, attacking a man at Oko new international market in Asaba.
The team rushed to the scene and rescued the suspect named Michael Ozor age 45yrs of Abakiliki in Ebonyi State. The suspect was alleged to have made a POS transaction with fake Naira notes with intent to defraud the POS operator. The suspect was arrested and fake naira notes to the tune of Eighty Thousand was recovered from him. Investigation is ongoing.’
DSP Bright Edafe added in the press statement: ‘On 24/6/2022, the Command received a complaint via petition to the Area Commander Asaba, written on behalf of a victim of child trafficking (Name withheld) age 13yrs, a native of Izza North LGA of Ebonyi State, who was to be taken to Onicha-Ugbo for prostitution.’
NAOSNP gathered: ‘A combined team of Policemen and vigilante embarked on an intelligence led operation, which led to the arrest of three suspects namely; Ado-Obi Oguguo ‘f’ age 38yrs, Chidima Osita age 36yrs, and Nkirnka Ikechukwu ‘f’ age 30yrs, all residing at Omerigboma Village Oko, Oshimili South, Delta State. Preliminary investigation revealed that, suspects were into prostitution, and on 22/6/2022, they arranged for a girl named Chidima surname unknown age 16yrs to be taken to Mali for prostitution.’
‘Investigation is ongoing and effort to arrest other members of the syndicate is ongoing’, DSP Edafe concluded.