By Comr. Onwu Samson
The rescue team today visited Ojumole in Gwer-East Local Government Area to know Grace’s ancestral home and to meet with her immediate family.
Wewere able to meet with the father, Mr Ogbu Ede and the mother, Mrs Salome Ede. The name of the chief trafficker has also been revealed as Egbe Macillina. It was revealed to us that Macillina is known for the heinous job in the community and she had usually had enough children from willing parents from the village. We also visited the community head, Chief Linus Ogor who was away as at the time of our visit.
We have been able to gather some more information that would be helpful in the ongoing prosecution of the case. I will not divulge further information here.
In the trip were Onwu Samson Onwu, Maryjane U Achala, and the victim herself, Grace. We also had representatives of Choice FM’s special advocacy unit, Mervin Onahi and Oraduen as well as the representative of Choice FM’s Girl-Child Advocacy Unit, Onda Vickie.
Unfortunately the representatives of Oju Local Government Area could not make it with us but we were in close talks with the chairperson, Hon. Alicia Eru till the time of our departure.
The parents of the victim, the representatives of Igede Singles Worldwide, representatives of Oju LGC and our media partner will hopefully meet in Oju on Thursday to determine the next line of action but for the meantime, Grace remains under the custody of Igede Singles Worldwide via her representative.