Court jails human trafficker, 25, to 7-years imprisonment
Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos-Nigeria has sentenced a 25-year-old human trafficker, Eric David, to seven years imprisonment without an option of fine.
Eric was convicted of allegedly trafficking a 19-year-old girl (name withheld) to Mali for sexual exploitation.
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) tasked with the responsibility of combating human trafficking in Nigeria had in a 4-count charge arraigned the suspect before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo on 5 December 2018.
According to NAPTIP, the suspect was set-up by the victim and her sister and was caught when he tried to traffic the victim’s sister, Juliet.
The convict, during arraignment, pleaded guilty to the charges and was subsequently sentenced to seven years imprisonment.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, commended the Judiciary for the accelerated hearing of the case, urging Nigerians to continue to report cases of human trafficking to the Agency.
Oak TV recalls that this feat is achieved barely a week after another court in Lagos sent two traffickers to jail for trafficking girls abroad for prostitution.