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10 Nigerian teenage girls rescued from human trafficking, forced prostitution in Ghana

Ten Nigerian female  teenage girls with an average age of between 15 and 16, have been rescued from human trafficking and prostitution by the Nigerian authorities in Ghana.

The girls were forced into prostitution after being reportedly lured to Ghana with promises of a better life according to words obtained from the girls.

Surprisingly, three of the victims are from the same parents, while the suspect, a Nigerian man, has been arrested and is currently in police custody.

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

NIDO explained that  the victims revealed that they were beaten, molested, and forced into prostitution without pay, saying that their phones were reportedly seized, and they were unable to contact their parents.

According to a video obtained by TNG reporter, the girls were seen explaining their ordeal and torture in Ghana.

One of the girls is said to be the sister of the man responsible for their travails in Ghana.

According to the video obtained, three of the girls belong to one family.

“They give us out to men, and they don’t give us money; they collect everything.”

Chief Callistus Elozieuwa, the Chairman of NIDO, appealed for support to ensure the girls’ safe return to Nigeria.

Dabiri-Erewa called on the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons to take decisive action, describing the situation as “very, very heartbreaking.”

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