Sierra Leonean Woman Arrested For Attempting To Sell Mother and Child In Liberia

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Police in Monrovia have arrested a Sierra Leonean woman in the Brewerville Community area for her alleged involvement in an attempt to sell two persons, a mother and a child brought into Liberia from Sierra Leonean.

According to a local radio station, the woman whose name was not disclosed was arrested following a tipoff from a resident who said the lady in question asked him to seek for a buyer for two persons she brought from Sierra Leone at the amount of US$350.00.

The lady who is currently behind bars at the Brewerville police depot, has reportedly confessed that act of human trafficking blaming it on hardship being encountered in her country, Sierra Leone.

She reportedly told the police that the purpose of coming to Liberia to sell the victims was based on information she received that politicians here were in search of human being for ritualistic purposes, prompted her to take on such a journey.

Meanwhile, the victims have been rescued by the police and are said to be in safe hands.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.