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    Lagos police rescue 3 teenagers from forced prostitution

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    Three teenagers were saved from prostitution by the Lagos State Police Command in the Itamaga area of Ikorodu. The operation was conducted on January 8, 2023, during a patrol drill by members of the Rapid Response Squad.

    In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Benjamin Hundeyin, on Friday said, ‘Police Rescue Three Teenagers from Forced Prostitution.

    The statement read, “Officers of the Rapid Response Squad have rescued three teenagers from prostitution at the Itamaga area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.

    “The girls were rescued on January 8, 2023, at about 0600hrs when a patrol team noticed their suspicious movements within the area. Upon questioning, the girls revealed that they were fleeing the custody of a mistress who brought them from Akwa Ibom to Lagos under the guise of employment.

    “Preliminary investigation revealed that the victims, Saviour aged 14, Bright aged 13, and Deborah aged 12 (surnames withheld) upon reaching Lagos were locked by their mistress (still at large) in a hotel and starved for days as a means to force them into accepting prostitution. Contact has been established with the victims’ families.

    “The Commander RRS, Saheed Olayinka Egbeyemi, has in line with the directive of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Abiodun Alabi, transferred the victims to the Gender Unit of the Lagos State Command for further investigation.”

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