Woman arrested for alleged child trafficking at Biriwa
A 35-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly trafficking a 15-year-old girl at Biriwa in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region.
Information gathered indicates that the suspect believed to be a sex worker who lives in Accra went to Bankyea in the Secondi Takoradi Metropolis in the Western Region for the teenager.
According to the victim identified as Abigail a Junior High School student, she was home when the suspect came and told her that she has bought materials for her so she should follow her to the seamstress for measurement only for her to realize that she was in Cape Coast.
The victim later asked some of the passengers in a Toyota Hiace with registration number GE-3474-21 where she was and was told she was at Mankessim.
The passengers then handed the suspect and the victim to the Police Checkpoint at Biriwa after the girl kept on crying uncontrollably that she wants to go back home.
The incident happened Wednesday, March 29, 2022, around 8:30 PM.
Meanwhile, when an aunty of the victim at Secondi Takoradi was called on the phone, she said, she did not know the victim’s whereabouts and was looking for her.
The Aunty said she knows the suspect to be a prostitute who had lived in Nigeria for many years and is now into prostitution in Accra.
The Suspect has been put in police custody to assist in investigations.