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Federal High Court jails human trafficker for 5yrs

Adeze Ojukwu

A Federal High Court sitting at Ikoyi, Lagos State presided over by Justice Babs Kwewumi has convicted and sentenced a middle – aged woman, Goodswill Joshua to five years imprisonment and a fine of N500, 000 for trafficking.

The convict popularly called Anita, was dragged before the Court by the Lagos State Zonal Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on January 10, 2018.

The agency’s Head, Press and Public Enlightenment, Stella Nezan, in a statement said ‘ she faced a six-count charge bordering on organizing foreign travel which promotes prostitution, conspiracy and harbouring for prostitution contrary to the law.’

‘Despite her initial plead of not guilty, the overwhelming submission and evidences arising from diligent investigation by operatives of the Agency lead to the conviction of the trafficker.’

‘The latest judgement came barely one week after similar conviction of two other traffickers arraigned by the agency.’

‘Speaking on the development, Director General of NAPTIP, Imaan Suleiman Ibrahim, lauded the judgement saying that hard times await traffickers and other offenders in the country.’

 

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