The Edo State Police Command rescued 26 women and children that are victims of human trafficking.
The Police Public Relation Officer, Kontongs Bello, confirmed this while adding that they were rescued at the Evbuotubu, in Ekenwan Road axis of Benin City by a joint force of both the police and vigilante operatives in the state.
He said “They were lured in a guise that Edo state government is giving financial support to single mothers with newborn babies, especially twins.
“But on arrival in Benin City, they discovered different things entirely and met no support, but were rather engaged in illicit business.
“The women said they were forced to go for street begging for their mistress Jennifer, who is yet to be arrested. They further stated that only peanut is given to them to take care of their children and feeding on the proceeding of the begging.”