4 SUSPECTS BUSTED ATTEMPTING TO TRAFFIC 40 GIRLS TO THE GULF STATES

 

Four people 2 Nigerians and 2 Ghanaians have been busted along the Aflao town of the Ghana-Togo border for attempting to traffic forty girls to the Gulf State through the Nigerian airports.

The two buses fully loaded  with girls in their youthful ages were intercepted at the Aflao -Ghana- Togo border by the Ghana Immigration sector command. The officials after interrogation realized the occupants of the said two buses were victims of trafficking ostensibly to the Gulf States due to the recent ban placed by authorities in the Ghana.

upon further interrogation of the unsuspecting victims,almost all admitted to been recruited by unsuspecting agencies except one  who said she is student in Saudi Arabia and  studying Arabic but had come for a funeral of a relative in Ghana and so   due to the ban on young ones travelling to the Gulf States had difficulties travelling through Ghana and had to resort to Nigeria airports. Those who admitted been recruited said,they paid one thousand Ghana cedis to the recruiting agencies as processing fees.

Asked what has triggered their desire to travel outside the country in search of greener pastures,one said she happens to the breadwinner in her family and has being doing petty trading to pay the school fees of her siblings as well as take care of her child. So she was convinced by a friend that,working in the Gulf States is the fastest way of making money. Asked whether if re-integrated would try going through another means she answered negative.

This bizarre incident happened because of the recent public outrage on the  inhumane treatment meted out to the girls by the least provocation by their house masters in the Gulf States.They are frequently recruited by dubious agencies for fees and sent to the Gulf State to work mainly as domestic workers and they end up by been overly abused and sometimes even lose their lives; while others return with life threatening injuries.

The public relations officer of the Ghana Immigration Service Chief Superintendent Francis Palmdeti espoused the readiness of his outfit to help arrest the situation that has put the country on the map lately for bad reasons. He said they have been fully equipped to detect such moves and also reiterated that, the four perpetrators would face the full rigors of the law if found guilty.Asked how soon the victims would be re-integrated back into the society, he said as soon as some assessment is done on them.

 

Ayamga Bawa Fatawu is a community development practitioner, a Freelancer, Rural Reporter/blogger . He is also a Youth Activist and an environmental advocate. Being the administrator of www. Ghstories.com, Consumed by passion to serve the vulnerable and less privilege in society he gives voice to voiceless and also craves for attention from duty bearers to the plights of the most deprived areas in the country. He also has experienced in child protection having worked with an International Non-Governmental Organization . You can contact him via Phone Number :+233(0)-243154092/203810156 Email :sbloga@yahoo.com

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