Sierra Leonean woman nabbed for human trafficking

Police in Monrovia have arrested a Sierra Leonean woman on allegation of an attempt to sell a 3-year old child, a female and her mother.

The suspect, Hawa Bangura was arrested in the Brewerville Community, where she was allegedly looking for a buyer.

Speaking with FARBRIC News in Brewerville, outside Monrovia on Thursday, Lahai Kamara, a resident of Brewerville Community said he was one of several persons the suspect approached on the sale of the mother and her child.

Mr. Kamara said he was shocked when approached by suspect Hawa Bangura on the sale of living human beings.

“I met Hawa Bangura, a Sierra Leonean national on two separate occasions and every time, she called my attention and said she was selling a woman and her daughter for US$350 each,” eyewitness Kamara explained.

Eyewitness Kamara further noted that suspect Hawa told him, the woman on sale is a single mother of eight children and life was unbearable for her in Sierra Leon.

Another eyewitness, and a Community Chairman of the Gbonkon Community in Lower Virginia, Molley Passawe said he posed as a buyer and negotiated the prices.

Police officials are yet to comment on the situation but Chairman Passawe said Hawa Bangura is currently behind bars at the Zone six police depot in Brewerville.

By: JB Hilton

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