A team of officers from Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) and International Justice Mission (IJM) has rescued an eleven (11) year old boy who was sold to work on the Volta Lake.
The boy (name withheld for security reasons) was sold by his late biological mother at a cost of GHC400 to work on the Volta Lake.
The mother of the child sold the son with the help of an intermediary who facilitated the purchase and transport of the victim to Yeji to work on the Volta Lake.
The Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of EOCO monitored and rescued the boy at Bortianor in the Greater Accra Region when he came for his mother’s funeral.
Rescue and Rehabilitation
The rescued boy is currently with the grandmother, Rebecca Sakoa. On Friday, February 7, 2020, the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit with assistance from collaborative partners, City Hearts have provided some items for the boy.
Meanwhile, the Unit is exploring the possibilities of getting him to school with assistance from City Hearts and International Organisation for Migration (IOM).
Source: Anti-Human Trafficking Unit