3 Nigerians Arrested For Human Trafficking In Tamale

Three Nigerians- Cynthia Jonathan, 21, a student and Chioma Odo, 25, a hairdresser and Choice Amaka, have been arrested by the Tamale Police for allegedly trafficking one Angela, a lotto operator to Tamale in the Northern Region to engage in prostitution.

A source revealed that Jonathan Okoro, the boyfriend of Cynthia Jonathan, told the victim that he was a spare parts dealer in Tamale and that he would marry her if she agrees to follow him to the city to assist him in his business.

DAILY GUIDE gathered that when the victim arrived in Tamale, she was told by the suspects that she was going to engage in prostitution.

The Northern Regional Police spokesman, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, who confirmed the incident toDAILY GUIDE, said the victim was given a target of GH₵6,000.00 to meet and that if she pays the money she would be set free.

The victim was tasked to charge GH₵50 for short time and GH₵150 for a whole night.

ASP Ebenezer Tetteh indicated that the victim refused the offer and was assaulted by the accused persons, who forced her to work and pay that amount.

According to him, the victim was forced to have sex with some men for three days and the money which amounted to GHC200 was taken by the suspects.

He said the victim narrated her ordeal to a good Samaritan at the Victory Cinema in Tamale where prostitution takes place, adding that the person led her to the police station to report the case.

She later led the police to arrest the suspects and after investigations they were charged with the offence.

They were arraigned before the Tamale Magistrate Court, presided by Anthony Essah and charged with conspiracy to commit crime to wit human trafficking.

The accused pleaded not guilty and have since been remanded into prison custody to reappear on the 31st March, 2016.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Okoro, the boyfriend of Cynthia Jonathan, is currently on the run and efforts are being made by the police to apprehend him.