Nigerian authorities have rescued approximately ten teenage girls, aged between 15 and 16, from situations involving human trafficking and prostitution.

These girls were coerced into prostitution after allegedly being enticed to Ghana with the promise of a better life.

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Three of the victims share the same parents, while the suspect, a Nigerian man, has been apprehended and is presently in police custody.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, clarified that the girls were rescued following a tip-off by NIDO, the umbrella body of Nigerians residing in Ghana.

According to reports, the victims disclosed that they were subjected to physical abuse, molestation, and coerced into prostitution without compensation. Additionally, they claimed that their phones were confiscated, rendering them unable to reach out to their parents.

Chief Callistus Elozieuwa, Chairman of NIDO, made a plea for assistance to facilitate the safe return of the girls to Nigeria.

Dabiri-Erewa urged the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons to intervene decisively, characterizing the situation as “extremely heartbreaking.”