Police detectives have arrested a 32-year-old Lebanese, Jack Sankary, who is in the habit of defiling underage girls in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Patience Godwin, who recruits girls for the Lebanese is currently undergoing interrogation at the state CID.
Patience was arrested at her hideout in Odopetu area of Akure metropolis and one 14-year-old girl about to be taken to the Lebanese rescued, according to reports.
A middle-aged woman, Chinwe Chinasa, has also been arrested for allegedly trafficking six young girls to Libya for prostitution.
The state Police command said she was arrested at the Olufoam area of Federal Housing Estate, Shagari Village in Akure following intelligence reports.
Police Public Relations Officer, Wole Ogodo, said after the raid on the hideout, it was discovered that the six young girls had been prepared for the journey to Libya, noting that part of the preparation was shaving of their hairs and cutting of their nails.
He assured that investigation was ongoing to apprehend all her collaborators.
Ogodo added that some Nigerian international passports, cheque books of different banks and fake Naira notes were recovered from the suspected trafficker’s house.
Speaking while being paraded by the police, Chinasa said she picked four of the girls from a hotel in Asaba, Delta State.
Some of the girls confirmed that the suspect deceived their parents that she was going to help them look for jobs and not prostitution.
They alleged that they were virgins before they were lured into the illicit business by the suspect.
They however pleaded that the police should temper justice with mercy since they were deceived into the trade by the suspect.
Ogodo said the suspects will be charged to court after completion of investigation.