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COURT SENTENCES 3 WOMEN IN LAGOS FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING

  • The criminal trial in FHC/133/2017, came to an end on 29th January,2021 with the sentencing of the three defendants, all of whom were charged for contravening Section 23(1)(b) of TIPEA, 2015.

 

  • They were all found guilty in counts 1-5 of the charge, but exculpated in count 6. The punishment attracts a minimum term of 2years, but not exceeding 7years.without option of fine. However, following plea of allocutus and the present Covid-19 pandemic, they were sentenced to 6 months’ imprisonment to run concurrently from the time they were arrested in March,2015, hence they went home thereafter.

 

  • The Director General lauded the efforts of the Judiciary in ensuring that justice is secured, and urged victims to report cases of human trafficking and exploitation to NAPTIP as the Agency is ready to fight to ensure that they get justice.