Five children rescued from child traffickers
Five girls, aged between 12 and 14 years have been rescued by the Police from child traffickers at Senya Breku in the Central Region.
This was when the Senya Breku branch of the Police MTTD unit and a child right organization, Challenging Heights jointly screened a Yeji bound vehicle after receiving intelligence.
The Police mounted a barrier at Bonsuoko junction, off the Senya Breku road early Tuesday morning.
The suspected traffickers and the driver of the vehicle with registration number GT 15 29 V have been arrested and the children are in the custody of the Challenging Heights organization, awaiting screening by officials from child trafficking unit of the Ghana police headquarters.
The advocacy manager of Challenging Heights, David Kofi Awusi in an interview with the media said, the organisation was established to rescue children from such activities and make sure they receive adequate education.
After the swoop, David Kofi Awusi warned parents to refrain from such immoral acts.
Meanwhile Citi News has gathered that parents in the region are paid a meagre GHC50 in exchange of their children who are usually exploited as slaves and labourers on the Volta Lake.