Three teenage girls have been rescued from forced prostitution by men of the Rapid Response Unit of the Nigerian police force.
Making this disclosure in a statement on Friday, Benjamin Hundeyin, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command detailed that the three young girls aged 14, 13, and 12 were rescued in the Ikorodu area of Lagos state.
The girls were rescued on Sunday while attempting to flee their mistress, who had brought them to Lagos under the guise of getting them a job.
“Officers of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have rescued three teenagers from prostitution at the Itamaga area of Ikorodu, Lagos State. The girls were rescued on January 8, 2023 at about 0600hrs when a patrol team noticed heir suspicious movements within the area. Upon questioning, the girls revealed that they were fleeing the custody of a mistress who brought them from Akwa Ibom to Lagos under the guise of employment,” the statement read,
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the victims, Saviour aged 14, Bright aged 13 and Deborah aged 12 (surnames withheld) upon reaching Lagos were locked by their mistress (still at large) in a hotel and starved for days as a means to force them into accepting prostitution. Contact has been established with the victims’ families,” it added.
Hundeyin further revealed that the girls had been transferred to the Gender Unit of the Lagos State Command for further investigation.
POLICE RESCUE TEENAGERS FROM FORCED PROSTITUTION
Officers of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have rescued three teenagers from prostitution at the Itamaga area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.
The girls were rescued on January 8, 2023 at about 0600hrs when a patrol team noticed pic.twitter.com/h1w3sHhXCq
— Lagos State Police Command (@LagosPoliceNG) January 13, 2023
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