The Central Regional Highway Patrol Team of the Ghana Police have arrested a 26-year old suspect, Daniel Essel, at Gomoa Dunkwa for allegedly trafficking 21 children.
According to the police, the suspect was transporting the children aged between two and 17 years, on Sunday in a Hyundai Grace with registration number GW 6076-17 from Ekumfi Arkrah in the Ekumfi District.
The children, aged between Two and Seven years, including 12 girls and nine boys, are currently being sheltered pending police investigations.
Speaking to Citi News, the Central Regional Public Affairs Director of the Ghana Police, ASP Irene Serwah Oppong, narrated that “they (the patrol team) stopped the car and they interviewed the driver but then they were not convinced with the answers coming from the driver, so they referred the driver, the car and the children to the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Ghana Police Service in the Central Region.”
She assured that the children are in safe hands, indicating that some parents came to the police in the evening to identify their children.
She says the investigation is underway to establish a case against the driver.
ASP Irene Serwah Oppong urged parents to help the Ghana Police Service fight child trafficking in the region.
“They should not expose their children to harm; they should not allow children to travel on their own” she said.