The Murtala Muhammed International Airport Police Command on Tuesday said its officer, Inspector Matthew Esan, was not involved in human trafficking.
PUNCH Metro had reported on Monday that operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other related offences rescued 10 youths who were allegedly being trafficked to Moscow, Russia, for the World Cup tournament.
NAPTIP had stated that Esan was arrested for alleged complicity in the attempted trafficking of the nine girls and one boy.
The spokesperson for the command, DSP Joseph Alabi, however, said Esan was arrested in error by NAPTIP operatives.
But a NAPTIP operative, who spoke on condition of anonymity, insisted that the policeman had a case to answer.
The PUNCH, June 13, 2018
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