The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) in collaboration with the Ghana Police Service have apprehended a human trafficking syndicate operating in Accra.
This breakthrough came as a result of an intelligence-led operation, leading to the arrest of 49 Nigerian nationals.
In an official statement, EOCO revealed that the suspects, comprising 47 males and two females ranging in age from 18 to 34, were taken into custody in Accra.
The individuals are believed to be involved in human trafficking and cybercrime-related activities.
During the operation, law enforcement authorities discovered and seized a significant amount of incriminating evidence from the syndicate’s hideout. Among the items confiscated were 70 laptop computers, 2 saloon cars, 51 mobile phones, 9 internet modems, and other related devices.
Further investigation and screening of the suspects revealed that 45 of them were victims of human trafficking, while the remaining four were identified as traffickers.
As part of the ongoing efforts to combat human trafficking, the rescued victims have been repatriated to Nigeria, where they will be reunited with their families and provided with the necessary support.
The alleged traffickers, identified as Godstine Omoruyi, Junior Nosa Omoruyi, Marvelous Omoruyi, and Evbuomwan Idowu, have been presented before the court to face legal proceedings.
Authorities are committed to ensuring that those responsible for such heinous crimes are brought to justice.
Below is the statement to that effect