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Operatives attached to the Anambra State Police Command have rescued no fewer than 35 teenagers between 14 years and 17 years who were allegedly being used as sex slaves.
The police spokesman in the state, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, made this revelation in a statement issued in Awka on Wednesday.
Ikenga explained that four of the rescued victims were heavily pregnant.
He stated that they were rescued from a hotel in Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.
He added that police operatives combed the hotel on June 13 and rescued the girls being used as sex slaves, prostitutes and baby producers.
“The operatives rescued 35 girls and four of them are pregnant; the victims shall be handed to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons for their welfare and rehabilitation,’’ he stated.
Ikenga stated also that three persons were arrested in connection with the crime and that three pump action guns, seven cartridges and cash were recovered.
“The police arrested three persons and also recovered N877,500,’’ he stated.
Ikenga added that the suspects would be charged in court after investigations.
Meanwhile, the Anambra State House of Assembly has revealed that it had passed 40 bills into law and over 100 resolutions in the last three years.
The Speaker of the House, Mr. Uche Okafor made the disclosure in a statement in Awka on Sunday to mark the third anniversary of the inauguration of the state’s seventh Assembly.
The seventh Assembly was inaugurated on June 12, 2019, following the proclamation by former Gov. Willie Obiano, with Mr. Uche Okafor as the Speaker.
Okafor said that the legislature had performed creditably in spite of the numerous challenges.
He attributed the successful performance of the legislature to the unity of purpose among the lawmakers as well as the collaborative efforts of the staff of the legislature.