Operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons from the Benin Zonal Command in the wee hours of Tuesday arrested a 45-year-old woman, Rhoda Omorogie, popularly known as Mama Bobo, for her involvement in the trafficking of young girls from Benin to Europe.
Omorogie, a Nurse by profession and an indigene of Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State, was arrested by the operatives of the Agency at 5am at her residence, 65, Osayande Street, off Upper Sakpanba Road, Benin City.
Omorogie had been in hiding since Friday when one of her gang members, Monday Ugbo, was arrested by NAPTIP operatives and also rescued three of their victims.
Omorogie is at present cooling off in NAPTIP custody.
Preliminary reports have it that Omorogie has over the years been involved in the recruitment of young women from Benin to other places, including Europe.
It was also gathered that she was connected to the recruitment of the three victims that were rescued in Benin at the weekend.
Investigations are said to be ongoing.
While reacting to the arrest of the woman, the Director-General of NAPTIP, Julie Oka-Donli, said it was disheartening to see women involved in the disgusting trade in human beings.
Oka-Donli however stressed the need for people to be more careful while dealing with traffickers.
It will be recalled that the Agency at the weekend arrested Ugbo, described as a notorious trafficker, and rescued three victims from his residence located at 72, Osayande Street, Upper Sakponba Road, Benin City, Edo State.
He was arrested in the process of receiving a registration fee of N50,000 he had demanded from a prospective victim and preparing to take the three victims to a river for oath taking.