5 convicted for human trafficking
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) secured the conviction of four persons in March for various cases of human trafficking.
A statement issued by the agency’s spokesman, Mr. Orakwue Arinze, said a 45-year-old man, Magnus Iheanacho, was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment on March 27 following his conviction by an Abuja Court for unlawful carnal knowledge of a 12-year-old girl.
The accused person was found guilty of deceitfully taking a child from her parents with the guise of providing guardianship and sexually exploited her.
Similarly, the agency secured a conviction on March 17 for another case of sexual exploitation of a minor.
The accused person, Aminu Nasiru, was sentenced by a judge in the Federal High Court of Kano to one year’s imprisonment without an option of fine.
Other convictions secured were also presided in the Federal High Court in Kano which sentenced one Hassan Kabiru to three years‘ imprisonment and another, Isah Dahiru, who got one year jail term with both sentences without option of fines.