Two persons, Maxwell Ntenye 28, a driver and Kwesi Ndebeyo, 25, onboard are standing trial in Hohoe District Court for allegedly trafficking 14 children.

The two were arrested by the Hohoe police upon a tip-off when they were heading towards Asikuma and its environs with the children.

The children made up of eight boys and six girls, are aged between 13 and 22 years and were believed to have come from Damanko and Kpassa in the Oti Region

Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Volta Regional Police Command, Police Sergeant Prince Dogbatse, told Ghana News Agency (GNA), the Police and the Social Welfare officers have moved with the children to the Region to re-integrate them with their families.

He added that “parents should be wary of the consequences of asking their wards to go into modern-day servitude by taking money from the traffickers in exchange.”

The PRO warned people engaging in child trafficking to desist from it as the Police was ever ready to arrest, investigate and prosecute them.

Sergeant Dogbatse also called on the public to report such people to the Police for necessary action.