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NAPTIP SECURES 30 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR A TRAFFICKERi

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters, NAPTIP, has secured the conviction of a human trafficker, Nneka Ebelechukwu a.k.a Ada at a Federal High Court of Nigeria in Abuja and was sentenced to thirty years imprisonment.

The convict, Nneka Ebelechukwu, a 30 year old female from Idemili Local government Area of Anambra state was sentenced to an aggregate of 30 years imprisonment on the 20th of October, 2014 for organizing foreign trips for young girls and subsequently subjecting them to prostitution which is an offence punishable under section 16 of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act, 2003, as Amended. Read More

NAPTIP AND THE ROYAL NETHERLAND EMBASSY SIGN MOUi

NAPTIP and the Royal Netherland Embassy have signed a Memoranda of Understanding to implement and support NAPTIP in the procurement of forensic equipments for the Agency’s forensic laboratory.

The MOU commits the Royal Netherland Embassy to support NAPTIP with a grant worth 25,000 Euros for the purchase of forensic equipment. According to the Director, legal and prosecution, Mr. Abdulrahim Opotu Shaibu, representing the Executive Secretary, NAPTIP, the donation will be of great benefit to the Agency, as this will assist the Agency in its operations. Read More

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY RE-ENACTS THE TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (PROHIBITION) LAW ENFORCEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION ACT OF 2003(TIPPLEA).i

The Nigerian National Assembly has re-enacted the trafficking in persons (Prohibition) law Enforcement and Administration Act of 2003 (TIPPLEA) which now empowers NAPTIP to focus strictly on human trafficking related matters, enables it to carry out its mandate maximally and increase penalty for offenders.

The re-enactment of the TIPPLEA is in furtherance of a request presented to the National Assembly by the Agency urging it to look into the TIPPLEA Act of 2003 as amended with its various lapses and impediments. These lapses have over the years truncated the legal and overall efforts of NAPTIP in adequately convicting offenders of human trafficking. Read More

MRS. BEATRICE JEDY-AGBA BAGS NATIONAL HONOURS

The Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP), Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has been conferred with the Nigerian National Honours award of the Officer of the Order of Niger (OON) by the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Read More

NAPTIP AND NERDC SIGN AGREEMENT TO MAINSTREAM HUMAN TRAFFICKING CURRICULA INTO PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other related Matters (NAPTIP) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) to infuse anti-trafficking issues into the curricula of primary and secondary schools in Nigeria. Read More

NAPTIP COMMENCES TRAINING FOR OFFICERS ON ENHANCED SOFTWARE DRIVEN APPLICATION ON INVESTIGATION

In a renewed move to boost efficiency of its officers, the National Agency for the Prohibition of traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) has commenced a training program in the area of information technology on the use of Sidda.net application.

The training which commenced today, 16th July, 2014 will run for three days with 36 participants from zonal commands and Abuja. At the end of the training, participants will be equipped to use the multi-functional information technology software that will have all the modules for investigation, statistics of victims and suspects, as well as better coordination between the NAPTIP headquarters and the zonal offices nationwide. Read More

NAPTIP BOSS EMERGES 2014 TRAFFICKING IN PERSON’S HERO.


The United States government has conferred the award of 2014 trafficking in persons Report Hero to the Executive Secretary of NAPTIP, Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba.
The award which was conferred by the US Secretary of State Senator John Kerry in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the State department today is in recognition of her tireless efforts to fight human trafficking and her passionate commitment to end modern day slavery.To stem this scourge.
Earlier in a letter conveying the award to the Executive Secretary, the US government said Mrs. Jedy-Agba is one of the ten notable individuals around the globe who despite resistance, opposition and even threats to their lives protect victims, punish offenders and raise awareness of ongoing criminal practices in their countries and beyond. Read More

NIGERIA AND  SPAIN STRENGTHEN INTERNATIONAL TIES TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

The National Agency for the Prohibition of traffic in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP) has commenced discussion towards brokering a Memorandum of Understanding between Nigeria and the Spanish government for effective eradication of human trafficking and to target trafficking networks in both countries. Read More