Two women suspected to be human traffickers have been arrested by a vigilante group at the Etim Edem motor park in Calabar Municipality. The suspects were reportedly chasing two underage girls in the park in an attempt to re-capture them after the girls had escaped from their custody.
The underage girls, according to our investigations, were held by the motor park officials who also apprehended the women after the girls had narrated how they were picked from their parents house in the South East and brought to Calabar on the pretext that they will be employed as sales girls in a supermarket.
According to the underage girls, instead of being employed as sales girls in a supermarket, the women accommodated them in a bedroom apartment where males will come in and have carnal knowledge of them as sex workers.
On the fateful day that they tried to escape, the women got wind of their action and came after them at the motor park where they met their waterloo.
Confirming the report, the Calabar South Local Government Area chairman, Hon. Ekeng Henshaw, commended the management and officials of Etim Edem motor park over their vigilance which has helped in the arrest of the two suspected human traffickers.
He charged the motor park management officials to remain vigilant against all forms of obnoxious crime and activities in the motor park, noting that their action in getting the suspected human traffickers apprehended and handed over to the police are true reflections of the message of the positive change that is being propagated by the present administration in the state.
Henshaw said: “our youths must stay off social vices; Calabar South Local Government Area must continue to be seen in a positive perspective, safe and fit for residents and investors.” He however, called on the police authorities who were handed the case to do a thorough investigation and bring the culprits to book.