A joint operation by the Winneba District Police Command and the Central Regional Anti-Human Trafficking unit has led to the rescue of 39 victims of human trafficking at Gomoa Pomadze in the Central Region.
The victims are all Nigerians.
Two persons, Paul Okafor and Duru Favour, also Nigerians have since been arrested to assist with ongoing investigations.
According to the Central Regional Police Command, the victims were brought in by their “masters” from Nigeria, held against their will at an undisclosed location, subjected to inhumane treatment and forced to engage in cyber crimes.
36 laptops were seized from the house where the victims stayed.
Per the victims’ account, each of them were given daily targets to meet and were terribly abused if they failed to meet the set targets.
The 39 victims have since been handed over to the Central Regional Anti Human Trafficking Unit and are currently being housed at a shelter.
Another suspect, Michael Arisuezo is on the run and the Police Command is calling on the general public to provide information leading to his arrest.