The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has revealed that its operatives in Kaduna State in the course of their duties impounded a vehicle for overloading and broken windscreen only to later discover occupants of the vehicle are suspected child traffickers with minors heading to an unknown destination. More below
The vehicle was travelling from Kano to undisclosed location on 27th April, 2017, when the patrol team flagged down the driver who refused to stop, but with the advantage of the traffic light at Dutsenma junction that turned red and the traffic build-up, he was forced to stop which enable his arrest.
17 minors and 3 adults (a driver, a woman and one other person), totalling 20 persons instead of only 9 persons, were found occupying the vehicle.
The Corps’ Sector Head of Operations in Kaduna who interviewed the driver and could not get a convincing answer regarding the movement of the passengers, immediately directed the occupants to be taken to Kano office of NAPTIP for further investigation and necessary action.