NAPTIP SIGN MOU WITH NATIONAL ECONOMIC RECONSTRUCTION FUND (NERFUND) & NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF EMPLOYMENT (NDE)
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND) and National Directorate of Employment (NDE) for the rehabilitation of victims of human trafficking.
Speaking during the signing of the agreement, The Executive Secretary of NAPTIP, Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba said the actualization of the understanding underscores the effort towards eradicating the scourge of human trafficking via a victim centered approach of providing adequate protection and assistance to victims and vulnerable persons. Read More
NAPTIP TO PARTNER WITH NIGERIA TELEVISION AUTHORITY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING
The Executive Secretary of NAPTIP, Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has carried the campaign for strategic alliance with partners to Nigeria Television Authority, NTA.
The advocacy visit to the largest broadcast network in Africa, the NTA is in furtherance of the NAPTIP’s awareness and public enlightenment drive Read More
COURTESY CALL BY THE WIFE OF THE VICE CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF INDIA
The Executive Secretary of National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) received the spouse of the Indian Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) and the Vice President of Army Wives Welfare Association, Mrs. Kusum Singh, on a study tour to the Agency, Mrs. Singh was accompanied by Mrs. Meane Joneja wife of the Military Assistant VCOAS on the 28th of February 2013.
The wife of the VCOAS Mrs. Kusum Singh said the purpose of her visit is to deepen the existing relationship between the Nigeria and India in areas of mutual concern.
Swedish Minister of Justice and Police visit NAPTIP
The Executive Secretary of NAPTIP has warned that destination countries of victims of human trafficking that does not develop mechanism for victim identification and protection even before withdrawal back to countries of sources, hamper investigation, endanger the victim and push the crime underground.
Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba made this call this while receiving the Swedish Minister for Justice and Police, Ms. Simonetta Sommaruga who came on a working visit to NAPTIP Abuja. READ MORE
NAPTIP OPERATIVES UNDERGO TRAINING IN DIGITAL EVIDENCING
AND RECEIVE EQUIPMENT.
Six operatives of The National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) have completed training from Dutch experts in forensic and digital evidencing this week in Abuja. Speaking in a meeting with the Executive Secretary, one of the Dutch expert, Mr. Dashley K Rouwendal said the initiative is to build capacity of NAPTIP officers to handle security, digital evidencing and help develop infrastructure for future NAPTIP forensic lab which will enable the officers utilize the experience acquired in the field Read More
“I AM PRICELESS” Campaign against TIP and SOM Launched in Nigeria
In response to the scourge and suffering caused by Trafficking in Persons (TIP) and Smuggling of Migrants (SOM), the European Union Delegation, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic In Persons (NAPTIP) and the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) launched a nationwide “I AM PRICELESS” campaign against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants on 9 October in Abuja.Read More
BROADCAST OF ITOHAN- A CALL TO ACTION: AN ANTI HUMAN TRAFFICKING PUBLIC ENLIGHTENMENT INITIATIVE BY WALE ADENUGA PRODUCTIONS
The National Agency For The Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters, (NAPTIP) has finalized arrangements with Wale Adenuga Productions to broad cast a T.V drama showcasing the issues of Human Trafficking, Child abuses, Child Labour and other related issues on the platform of Superstory, a popular Television Drama series on major network in the country.Click to watch out
NAPTIP CELEBRATES ITOHAN CAST
The National Agency for The Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters, NAPTIP played host to the producers, cast, and crew of the award-winning TV drama series Superstory at the NAPTIP Lagos office Ikeja G.R.A.
The lunch and interactive session was organized in recognition of the outstanding job done by the entire crew and cast of the just concluded Superstory series titled “Itohan - a call to action”, which is a NAPTIP story depicting the dangers of human trafficking, prostitution and child labour. Read More
NAPTIP EVACUATES TRAFFICKED NIGERIAN GIRLS FROM COTE D'IVOIRE
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters, NAPTIP, has carried out a covert operation evacuating Ten Nigerian girls working as sex slaves in Abidjan, Cote d’ivoire.
The girls who were brought into Abuja in two batches are from Edo State, Delta, Rivers and Benue States respectively, with Edo State topping the chart with six girls. Read More
UNITED STATE GOVERNMENT DONATES EQUIPMENT TO NAPTIP
The Assistant Secretary of The United States Department of States Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, William Brownfield has donated equipments to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP). Read More
NAPTIP HOST GAMBIAN ANTI HUMAN TRAFFICKING AGENCY DELAGATION WHO ARE ON STUDY VISIT
The Executive Secretary of National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP), Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has called on countries in the West African Sub-region to establish framework of coorporation and partnership as critical tool to combat trans-border crime.Read More
NAPTIP SIGN MOU WITH NETWORK FOR CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATION AGAINST TRAFFICKING, CHILD LABOUR & ABUSE (NACTAL)
The Executive Secretary of The National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters, (NAPTIP) Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has reiterated the fact that it is a global understanding that the rehabilitation of victims of human trafficking fall within the purview of the Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) as they are reputed to have a wealth of knowledge and the much needed resources relevant for the rehabilitation of victims. Read More
NAPTIP Train officers on General Law Enforcement/Intelligence
The National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters NAPTIP, has commenced a General Law Enforcement/intelligence training for two hundred of its staff pooled from all the zones and headquarters Read More
NAPTIP RECIEVED FORENSIC EQUIPMENTS FROM IOM
The National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP), has received forensic equipment from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Nigeria to enhance the capacity of the monitoring and investigation department of the Agency in forensic investigation. Read More
NAPTIP SIGNED MOU WITH DUTCH NATIONAL POLICE, KLPD
A memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Dutch National Police KLPD and NAPTIP to cover mutual areas of training and manpower development for increased expertise and best practices in Trafficking in Persons Read More
THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY HAS COMMENCE INTERNAL RESTRUCTURING OF THE AGENCY
The Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the National Agency for The Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters NAPTIP, Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba, has commenced the internal restructuring of the agency in line with her new vision as captured in her opening statement to staff upon resumption. Read More
104 NIGERIAN SEXUAL SLAVES EVACUATED FROM MALI.
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in persons and other related matters [NAPTIP] has rescued and evacuated 104 victims of human trafficking from Mali.Read More
GERMAN GOVERNMENT DONATE EQUIPMENTS WORTH 10 MILLLION NAIRA TO NAPTIP
The Executive Secretary of the National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other Related Maters NAPTIP, Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has expressed her appreciation to the German Government for the assistance and support that the Agency has received. Read More
The Executive Secretary NAPTIP MRS. B. E. JEDY-AGBA and the United States Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Terrence P. Mc Culley During his Visit to NAPTIP HQ.
The Executive Secretary of the National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other Related Maters NAPTIP, Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has expressed her appreciation to the American Government for all the assistance and support that the Agency has received over the years.
She made this statement while receiving the United States Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Terrence P. Mc Culley and His delegate at the Agencies headquarters in Abuja on Monday.
Mrs. Jedy-Agba said she had studied and noted the concerns raised in the 2010 US department Report on trafficking in persons and has begun an aggressive re-organization of the Agency and its policies so as to enhance operational efficiency, which she noted was lacking.
She further emphasized on the need to instill discipline and rudiments of Para-military etiquette, which in her view would also improve the agency
Earlier in his speech, the American Ambassador said he was in the Agency to express the support of his government to Naptip and the country’s anti human trafficking efforts. He further expressed joy that the agency had retained its position in the tier 1 list for a third time in a row, and indicated willingness to assist the Agency develop an anti human trafficking work plan.
He congratulated the Executive Secretary on her appointment and wished her a fruitful tenure
NAPTIP HAS BUSTED HUMAN TRAFFICKING SYNDICATE IN LAGOS INVOLVED IN VISA SCAM (CRYSTAL SERVICES)
The National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Person and other related matters NAPTIP, has busted a major human trafficking syndicate in Lagos, involving a thirty two year old man, barrister Makoju Olawale Fredrick of crystal services, who was involved in a Canadian and Australian migration visa scam running into hundreds of million of naira.
Addressing Pressmen in Abuja on Monday, the Executive Secretary /CEO, Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba said that the suspect who was still at large is the sole director of the said company, which has been recruiting people into this scam since 2010.
According to the Naptip boss, investigations revealed that the suspect in guise of offering employment and securing visas for unsuspecting Nigerians organized foreign travels that promotes trafficking and labor exploitation and has defrauded over 8000 Nigerians in this present scam.
The suspect collected a thousand naira from each applicant as application fee and fifty thousand seven hundred naira for medical exam fee. He collected their passports and made each applicant swear to an affidavit to pay double the amount of money he will spend for their travel to Canada. He also made them obtain a police report on character and claimed that the trip of each person will cost him =N= 750, 000 and that on arrival in Canada all the travel documents will remain with him until they are able to pay=N=1.5 Million each.
Mrs. Jedy-Agba said that Naptip learnt of this scam when a victim reported to its Lagos zonal office, the suspects secretary one Miss Aderonke Oshun was arrested after all efforts to arrest and retrieve information from her boss failed. Naptip operatives however recovered eight big properly sealed cartons containing over 8000 Nigerian International Passports and other documents.
She stated that none of the passports contained Canadian Visas and that calculations show that the scammer has swindled unsuspecting Nigerians of over five hundred and sixty million in visa scam.
She pleaded with unsuspecting Nigerian to be cautious and desist from this craze to migrate to foreign lands at any cost and by any means, she said this craze fuels crimes such as is the case in this present scam.
She has called on well-meaning Nigerians to exercise extreme caution in patronizing so-called visa and tour operators meanwhile Mr. Fred Olawale Makoju has been declared wanted.
NAPTIP HAS SECURED THE CONVICTION OF 4 HUMAN TRAFFICKERS
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other related matters, NAPTIP has secured the conviction of four Human Traffickers, whose names are Samuel Osaro Iyamu, a male aged 34 years, Mary Okoawo Ikekhua, a female aged 52years, Bose Iyere, a female aged 45 years and Elizabeth Omokaro, a female aged 50 years.
The conviction was secured in Lagos on the 27th of September 2011 by a Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja. The convicts were arraigned before Justice Oke-Lawal of the high court of Lagos State Ikeja in 2006 on a 10 count charge for organizing foreign travel which promotes prostitution, procurement of persons for prostitution in Italy, and placing of persons in servitude.
In his judgment, Justice Oke-Lawal found all three of the convicts guilty on 9 out of the 10 counts and were sentenced to 10 years on each count, which will run concurrently. Their properties and 5,000 Euros have been confiscated and forfeited by the Agency pursuant to S.44 of the NAPTIP Act. This brings to date a total of 127 convictions that have been secured by the Agency.
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ADDRESS BY THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF NAPTIP, MRS. B. E. JEDY-AGBA TO MANAGEMENT STAFF OF THE AGENCY ON HER ASSUMPTION OF DUTY ON 6TH SEPT, 2011
The Executive Secretary of the National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has called on the Edo state government and the people of the state to reject the unwholesome tag of the capital of human trafficking in Nigeria. Read More
The Executive Secretary of the National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) has called on traditional rulers in the country to utilize their vantage and respected position in their various communities to oversight in the elimination social ills especially crimes against children and the vulnerable in the society. Read More
The Executive Secretary of the National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP), played host to the UNODC Country Representative, Mrs. Mariam Sissoko at its headquarters on the 13th of January, 2012 Read More.