NIDCOM reports that Nigerian teenage girls trafficked to Ghana have arrived in Lagos

According to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), ten Nigerian teenage girls who were allegedly transported to Ghana for prostitution have returned home.

The girls who were rescued in Ghana arrived in Lagos on Friday, according to the Commission’s Chairman, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who disclosed the information in a post on her X handle.

According to her, the females, who are mostly from Imo State, were accompanied by Imo State government officials.

The NidCOM Chairman also stated that they were contacted and profiled by officials from the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

The girls, all under the age of 18, were apparently led from Nigeria to Ghana by an unidentified guy, who has since been apprehended by police in the neighboring West African country.

According to the NIDCOM CEO, the girls were rescued by the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), an umbrella organization for Nigerians living in Ghana.

In a viral video of the girls after they were rescued, an NIDO officer was heard saying, “We just recovered all of these from one single individual, innocent Nigerian youngsters who were brought here to do something they would not have wanted to do.

“They’re helpless. They picked them and sent them to prostitution, where they would collect money from these defenseless children.”

In a previous post on X last week, the NIDCOM boss described the situation as tragic and requested that the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) take over the case.

“These are young girls trafficked to Ghana for prostitution,” she said, referencing a viral video of the girls. “We appreciate Chief Callistus, Chairman of NIDO Ghana, for ensuring the arrest of the vile culprit. “I am sure NAPTIP⁩ will follow up; very heartbreaking.”

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