Two Burkinabe’s; Fuseini Ibrahim and Seetu Nuhu, both 30, are being held by the Northern Regional Police Command for allegedly trafficking 13 children from Burkina Faso to Ghana.
The children aged between 4-15 are currently being given temporary shelter and meals by the Northern Regional Police and would be handed over to the Social Welfare Department for special care.
Chief Inspector Ebenezer Tetteh, Public Relations Officer for the Northern Police Command, was briefing some newsmen in Tamale on Thursday saying that investigation had already started on the case.
He said the police had information that Fuseini Ibrahim was travelling with the 13 children towards a lorry station to transport the children to Burkina Faso after travelling with them for two days on foot from Zinidom in the Karaga District of the Northern Region hence his arrest.
Chief Inspector Tetteh said Ibrahim who was in the company of the children said Seetu Nuhu brought the children from Burkina Faso to be taught in an Arabic school in which he (Seetu) was a teacher.
He said the suspects claimed the children were put in their care for Arabic tuition adding that one of the parents of the children had reported to the police and investigation caution statement taken from him to assist in investigation.