LIBERIA: Cameroonian Woman Detain For Human Trafficking…

The National Anti-Human Trafficking Taskforce of Liberia, headed by Minister of Labor Cllr. Charles Gibson and the Liberia National Police (LNP) are investigating a Cameroonian lady for alleged human trafficking.

Madam Violet Njuakom is being held for allegedly trafficking three fellow Cameroonians using Liberia as a point of transit to Poland and Mexico.

Speaking to authorities of the Taskforce at the Headquarters of LNP, Madam Njuakom said that she and her boyfriend, a Mr. Gerald Ajongowe,  came into the country three months ago with the hope of traveling to Canada, but their Liberian Agent only identified as “Amandu” asked that they wait because there is no opportunity  for Canada at the time.

She said that while waiting in Liberia for an opening in Canada, her boyfriend communicated with three (two male and a female) back home in Cameroon informing them that Liberia was a cheaper transit point to get to Europe and the Americas. She said when the three got in Monrovia, she and her boyfriend took a room on 24th street where they kept them while their Agent Amandu was working on the necessary documents for their travel to Mexico and Poland at the cost of US$2,500.00 per person.

She said that confusion broke out when her boyfriend who is currently out of the country, demanded from the victims US$3,500.00 each instead of the amount of US$2,500.00 earlier requested by agent Amandu. As a result, she said that some concerned Liberians intervened and call in security officers.

The lady is currently being held by the LNP for further investigations while the victims are now in the Safe-Home of the National Anti-Human Trafficking Taskforce of Liberia.

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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.

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