Operatives of the Delta Police Command have rescued five females including underage girls allegedly being used as sex slaves in a brothel in Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state.
The girls were rounded up during a sting operation at Fagoma Hotel, located at Aragba on Friday, April 15.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the development on Wednesday, April 20, said 10 suspected female prostitutes and 10 males were arrested during the operation.
DSP Edafe said the underage girls were allegedly trafficked from Rivers State by one Joy who’s now on the run.
“On 15/4/2022 at about 2330hrs, the Command received information that Fagoma Hotel located at Aragba in Otokutu in Ughelli South LGA of Delta State is being used as a brothel where underage children are trafficked and used as sex slave,” he stated.
“The command upon receiving this disturbing information raided the brothel and the following underage girls were rescued: 1.Happiness Johnson ‘f’ age 13yrs, 2.Esther Godspower ‘f’ age 21yrs. 3.Angel John ‘f’ age 22yrs. 4.Miracle Bishop ‘f’ age 19yrs. 5.Happiness Isreal ‘f’ 19yrs”
“Investigations revealed that one Joy ‘f’ surname unknown now at large trafficked the underage girls from Rivers State took them to Patani where they were forced into taking an oath before they were brought to Otu-Jeremi and harbored by one Edwin Etareri the owner of the said brothel and his wife one Mrs Grace Etariri currently in custody.
“Ten other male suspects and ten female suspected prostitutes were also arrested during the raid. Investigation is ongoing.”