5 con­victed for hu­man traf­fick­ing

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ojoma Akor

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.

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