Police arrests suspected trafficker again, rescued 27 children

Mary Yakubu (File Photo)

Officers of the Nigerian police in Taraba State have once again apprehended a suspected child trafficker identified as Mary Yakubu.

Mary Yakubu who had been previously arrested twice for trafficking was apprehended on Sunday with 27 children.

In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in Taraba, David Misal disclosed that this is the third time security officers will arrest Yakubu. He noted that a total number of 60 children have been rescued from her.

The PRO explained that the 27 children rescued from her on Sunday at Tashan Takalma community in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State include 14 boys and 13 girls.

Misal stated that while the suspect is undergoing court trial, 33 children have been reunited with their family so far.

He said the 27 children rescued during Sunday’s arrest have been handed over to the Ministry of Women Affairs in Taraba State.

On February 26 2020, detectives from Bali Police Division first arrested Yakubu for child trafficking while trying to transport 23 children to an unspecified destination.

The suspect was again arrested on March 4, which led investigation police officers to rescue another 10 children at Mararaban Donga, In Donga LGA of Taraba State.