A 36-year-old man identified as Victor Ezewuodo has been arrested by the Liberia National Police in connection with Human Trafficking.
Suspect Victor Ikenna Ezewuodo was arrested on August 2, 2013 and charged with the commission of the crime of illicit trafficking of human beings and migrant sumuggling.
Yasmi Mohammed has left her sick mother at home in Morocco after promise of a job in Liberia, she agreed to travel far West of Africa to get a better shot at life to care for her sick mother.
Details emerging from the ongoing police investigation into a sex trade and human trafficking case involving two Lebanese nationals here, have linked the Chief Inspector of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN), Jebah Jabateh.
Cross border child trafficking is reportedly widespread in the Mano River Union (MRU) basin, and rights organization in the region have called on governments of the four MRU countries to act to halt the menace.
Four child's rights organizations in the Mano River Union (MRU) basin, including the Defense for Children International Liberia (DCI-Liberia) have urged governments of member states to tackle cross-border child trafficking.
In a chat with this paper upon return to the country from Freetown, Sierra Leone, the Executive Director of DCI-Liberia, Foday Kawah, said cross-border child trafficking remains a post-conflict creeping menace that must be tackled quickly in the Mano River region.
The Ministry of Gender and Development has alarmed over the increase in children involvement in prostitution across the country.
The Gender Base Violence (GBV) Coordinator of the Ministry, Madam Deddeh Kwekwe told a gathering of journalists and religious leaders that the issue of child prostitution was a serious problem and that there is a need to involve everyone in the effort to curtail it.
"In Lebanon, we have over the years provided thousands of job opportunities for different countries nationalities who have worked there and have honestly earned their living with no complain of "human trafficking or sex slavery", but I wonder why Liberians continue to brand us as promoting human trafficking and levying all sorts of allegations against us," were the words of Lebanese businessman Mr.
Finance Minister Amara M. Konneh yesterday alarmed that Liberian children are being exploited, which paints a blur picture for the country's future and its dream of achieving a middle income status by 2030.