CITIZENS COMPASS– MEN of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), in Lagos State, have rescued three teenagers from prostitution at the Itamaga area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.
Spokesperson, Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, who disclosed this in his tweets said the girls were rescued on January 8, 2023 at about 0600hrs while the officers were patrolling the area.
He said the operatives noticed 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.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the victims: Saviour, 14, Bright, 13 and Deborah, 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.
“The Commander RRS, CSP Saheed Olayinka Egbeyemi, has in line with the directive of the commissioner of police Lagos state, CP Abiodun Alabi, transferred the victims to the Gender Unit of the Lagos State Command for further investigation.”