COUPLE, Mujidat Wahab and Ayobami Wahab including two other women has been arrested by the police at Funbi-Fagun division in Ondo town, over alleged child trafficking. According to the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in charge of the station, Mr. Olu-Ojo Ogunmoyole, said the suspects who specialised in street begging business were indigenes of Ibadan in Oyo State, were arrested along side five under-aged pupils
who were between the age of eight in various locations in the community following a complaint by the residents of the area. The police boss who explained further that the suspects who always pretends that they were blind always goes about with each pupil and begged for alms on daily bases. In a confessional statement made at the station, one of the suspects who gave her name as Folasade Iyiola, said she relocated from Ibadan to Ondo town recently to continue with her street begging
business. She admitted herself as victim of circumstances. She explained that she made away with two of the pupils in two different locations in Ibadan without the knowledge of their patents, the suspect who explained further that she has been in the business for over three years, until he was arrested by the police. “I was introduced into the begging business by one Mujidat who is one of the suspects when we met at the Central Mosque in Ibadan and told me if she could get under-aged
pupils that would be used for the business, after which I helped her to get two pupils before I later joined her in Ondo for the business” she stated. In an interview with one of the pupils who gave his name as Ibrahim, said he was a primary six pupils of a popular primary school in Ibadan, he said he was in the midst of his colleagues in Ibadan during the celebration of the last Ileya festival when he was capture by one Mrs. Mujidat and brought to Ondo State.


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