Alleged human traffic kingpin arrested in Lagos after a 5-year manhunt

An alleged human trafficker, Muritala Sanni, has been arrested in Lagos State after a five year manhunt.

A non-governmental organisation, Kick against Human Trafficking and Human Rights Abuse Foundation facilitated the arrest and handed over the suspect to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons for prosecution (NAPTIP). 

According to reports, Sanni was arrested last Wednesday 23rd September, at his hideout in a hotel in the Amukoko area of Lagos State by policemen from the Amukoko Police Station.

The suspect was reportedly arrested after one of his victims was used as a bait to trick him to the hotel.

According to the president of Kick against Human Trafficking and Human Rights Abuse Foundation, Ojay Akinwale, his arrest was a major success for the organisation as his alleged trafficking network cut across Libya and East Africa.

According to the Public Relations Officer, NAPTIP, Hajara Tunde- Osho, who confirmed Sanni’s arrest, he will be prosecuted after investigation.

“The suspect was arrested on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, and handed over to us on Thursday, September 24, 2020. We will carry out our investigation and prosecute him afterwards,” she said.