The name of the deputy governor of Ekiti State, Prof. Kolapo Olusola has been linked to the trafficking of three girls from the State to Libya for slavery.
Omoseeke Komolafe, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from the same ward in Ikere-Ekiti with Prof. Olusola, and one Dada Ogundare, had lied to their victims claiming the deputy governor was given four slots to share among children of party members in his ward to travel to Dubai.
They also told the girls that the trip would cost them N150, 000 each, and they would be travelling by flight.
But Komolafe, who is a prophetess and Ogundare were up to something. It turned out that the girls were made to travel by road on November 24 to Libya and sold as slaves.
Even when parents of the victims insisted on their return to the country it was alleged that duo demanded N1.2m from them before they could be released.
“My child called that the prophetess had sold her into slavery and that we should meet the deputy governor to get N1.2 million to free her from slavery,” Mrs. Margaret Olorunfemi, one of the victims’ parents told newsmen on Thursday while Komolafe and Ogundare were being paraded by the police at the State Police Command.
Another, Mrs. Mrs. Feyisayo Adedayo also said, “My daughter, Ayomiotan, spoke with me on phone that she and the others went through the desert and not by flight, as they were promised. I don’t have N1.2 million to send to them to free my daughter. (Ekiti State) Government should return my daughter to me in her pregnancy.
“She is my only girl and my last born. I reported the matter at the Ikere Police Station. I want my daughter back because I don’t want her to die in a slave camp.”