HUMAN TRAFFICKERS ARRESTED IN NORTHERN REGION
Two people suspected of child trafficking were arrested last Saturday July 24th , 2010 by the Northern Regional Police Command after information reached officials that about 30 children were being trafficked to the nation’s capital, Accra.
Abaane Akatari Christiana, 31, and her accomplice Abaane Akagam alias Gaiwan 34, a local musician both from Bolgatanga, the Upper East Region of Ghana were apprehended by the Police in Northern Region.
The 30 children between the ages of 8 and 16 and the suspected child traffickers were travelling in a Bolgatanga-Accra bound Metro Mass Transit bus with registration number AS 9908 Y.
Abaane Christiana and Akagam Gaiwan were both escorted and handed over to the Upper East Regional Police Command whereas the children were released to re-unite with their families.
The Head of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) in the Northern Region, ASP Sebastian Tetteh, led a team of Police to hand over the juveniles to the Upper East Regional Police Command.
The arrest was in line with Mr. Mark Wayongo, the Upper East Regional Minister’s commitment not to allow children less than eighteen years to migrate to