By Chigozie Chuks
Anambra State Police Command has rescued 35 teenage girls between 14 years and 17 years old who were allegedly being used as sex slaves and baby producers.
Police spokesman in the state, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement issued in Awka, the Anambra State Capital.
Ikenga said four of the rescued victims were heavily pregnant adding that they were rescued from a hotel in Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.
He said police operatives combed the hotel on June 13 and rescued the girls allegedly being used as sex slaves, prostitutes and baby producers.
“The operatives rescued 35 girls and four of them are pregnant; the victims shall be handed to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons for their welfare and rehabilitation,’’ he stated.
Ikenga also said that three persons were arrested in connection with the crime and that three pump action guns, seven cartridges and cash were recovered.
“The police arrested three persons and also recovered N877,500,” he stated.
Ikenga added that the suspects would be charged to court after investigations.