The Anambra state police command has busted a hotel in the state where girls between the ages of 14 and 17 are allegedly being used for sex slavery, prostitution, and baby factories.
The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, in a statement, revealed that operatives raided the hotel named Gally Gally in Nkpor on intelligence and tips from residents around the area.
According to Tochukwu, about 35 teenage girls were rescued from the camp, and about four of them are pregnant.
He said the police also arrested 3 people, namely, Mrs Ifeoma Uzo, age “F,” 35 yrs, Chidiebere Alaka, age “M,” 28 years old, and Nweke Chidiebere.
“We recovered three pump action gun, seven cartridges and cash sum of Eight hundred and seventy seven thousand, five hundred naira (#877,500). The Suspects arrested are being interrogated with a view to eliciting information on their involvement and unmasking other gang members.” the statement read in part.
Tochukwu added that the police will hand over the victims to NAPTIP for the welfare and rehabilitation of the children.
In other news, the acting Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Anamekwe Nwabuoku, has said the country is facing a huge financial crisis and revealed that Nigeria borrows money to pay salaries.
The acting AGF made this disclosure in Abuja on Tuesday at a retreat organized by the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation for members of the Technical Sub-committee on Cash Management (TSCM).
Nwabuoku explained that there is an increase in government expenditure due to rising security challenges and the social needs of the citizenry.
“We have to borrow to augment payment of salaries and wages. This shows we are in very difficult times. Government income is highly challenged,” He said.