By Omoghene Benedict
A pastor’s wife, assistant pastor and one other attached to white garment church have been arrested by the Nigeria police, for alleged human trafficking in Oviri-Ogor community Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.
It was gathered the suspects had initially trafficked the 23-years old girl, simply identified Oghenfejiro Obotakpore to a yet to be identified woman in Bayelsa State before taking her to Libya, an African country.
The suspects, Mr Sunday Adeyemi, an assistant Pastor of a White Garment (name withheld) in connivance with the wife of the Pastor were arrested at the community after a text message from the trafficked lady.
According sources from the community, “The girl Oghenefejiro sent a text message to one of her relatives about her ordeal from Libya and the leadership of the community was notified.
The incident was immediately reported at Ughelli ‘A’ division which led to the arrest of the pastor’s wife whose husband is a founder of another white garment church in Evwreni, the Assistant Pastor in Oviri-Ogor and one other lady who mastermind the arrangement in Bayelsa State.
A senior police officer attached to Ughelli Area command who confirmed the incident said, “Yes such case was reported and the police has arrested three persons suspected to be in connection with the case.
The security source held that, “On April, 10, a community leader from Oviri-Ogor came and reported that, one Sunny surname unknown conspired with one woman whose real name unknown conspired with each other and trafficked one Fejiro Obotakpore Marian aged 23, from Afiesere community but resides in Oviri-Ogor to Libyan country without the consent of her parents hence the complaint. The case was accepted refer for further investigation.”
Speaking further the source who spoke on anonymous condition revealed that, the police took action which lead to the arrest of the pastor’s wife who is popularly known as Jahmichael Ibor and the Assistant Pastor, Sunny Adeyemi and with their confessional statement, another lady from neighboring Bayelsa state was also arrested.
“They are yet to be charged to court because of the the strike action but would be charged immediately as soon as investigations is concluded”. The security source said.
Contacted, The Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright confirmed the incident. He said, “Investigation is still on and it’s believed that the girl has been asked to come back to Nigeria”.
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