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Tag Archives: NAPTIP

Naptip convicts 331persons for human trafficking

The Director-General, NAPTIP, Julie Okah-Donli, said this at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja while receiving the United States’ anti-trafficking delegation. The delegation was led by the Acting Director, US Trafficking in Persons Office, Washington, DC, Ms Kari JohnStone. The NAPTIP DG, who was represented by the Director, Public Enlightenment, Arinze …

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Some parents encourage their daughters to travel to Europe for Prostitution

A staff of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons [NAPTIP], has revealed exclusively that some parents actually encourage their daughters to travel to Europe to become s*x slaves, so they could send money to them. The NAPTIP official, Esther Otegheri who revealed this shocking fact to …

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NAPTIP, Italian authorities team up against human traffickers in Nigeria

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, and the security authorities in Italy have agreed to join hands  to curb trafficking of human beings from Nigeria to Italy. This was the outcome of a series of strategic meetings held in Italy between a delegation from NAPTIP …

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Foreign based traffickers should be arrested and prosecuted – NAPTIP

 The Director-General of National Agency for the prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Mrs Julie Okah-Donli, has called for the arrest and prosecution of foreign-based human trafficking rings and mafia across the globe. The director made the call when she received a delegation from the Spanish embassy led by Mr …

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Nollywood Actor, Kenneth Okonkwo Inducted As Anti-Human Trafficking Ambassador

Popular Nollywood Actor Dr. Kenneth Okonkwo inducted along with Ambassador John Fashanu, and media personality Rachel Becham as Anti-Human Trafficking Ambassadors on Friday 3rd March, 2017. The trio were awarded certificates by NAPTIP Assitant Director of Intelligence, Daniel Atokolo. In their new role as Anti-Human Trafficking Ambassadors, the trio will …

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Photos: FG Evacuates 41 Trafficked Nigerian Girls From Mali

  The Federal Government on Monday evacuated 41 Nigerian girls who were trafficked to Mali for forced labour and s*xual exploitation. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that six persons, alleged to be human traffickers, were also arrested and brought back to the country alongside their victims. The Hercules C-130 …

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Couple Jailed 14 Years For Luring Girls Into Prostitution

Justice Joyce Abdulmaleek of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, on Tuesday sentenced a couple to 14 years imprisonment without an option of fine, for human trafficking. Abdulmaleek convicted Idowu Folorunso, 37, and his wife, Titilayo, and sentenced them to seven years imprisonment each. She said the prosecution provided overwhelming oral, …

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2 Cameroonian Nationals Caught With Two-Week-Old Baby In Cross-River

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in Cross River State have apprehended a Cameroonian couple Mr. Kamsol Ayang, 44, and wife, Theresa Asamoa, 46, for allegedly being in the custody a two-week old baby. The State Comptroller of NIS, Mrs. Funke Adeuyi, disclose this while speaking with journalists in Calabar while …

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Human Trafficking: FG Launches National Guidelines To Assist Victims

The Federal Government has launched a national guidelines developed to assist caregivers and service providers in mobilising resources for the protection and assistance service to victims of human trafficking in Nigeria. The document titled: “Guidelines on National Referral Mechanism for Protection and Assistance to Trafficked Persons in Nigeria (NRM)” was …

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Sierra Leonean Human Trafficker Arrested In Enugu

A Sierra Leonean, who specialises in trafficking women out of Nigeria for prostitution has been arrested by the Nigeria Immigration Service, Enugu State Command. The Immigration Comptroller, Mr. Bashir Ismail, disclosed this in Enugu, yesterday, that Mr. Koffi Hassan, the human traffic kingpin, who had been on their wanted list, …

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12-year-old Boy Rescued By NSCDC From Suspected Human Trafficker

The Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Friday rescued a 12-year-old boy, Sunday Afebande, allegedly trafficked from Obudu, Cross River, to Abuja. Mr Amos Andekin, the Commandant of the corps in the state, told newsmen in Lafia that Afebande was found wandering around …

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NAPTIP Convicts 8 Persons For Human Trafficking

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) says it convicted eight persons for human trafficking offences in its Uyo zone in 2013. Mr Ikechi Nwachukwu, Zonal Commander in charge of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River and Rivers states, disclosed this while briefing …

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Nigeria Immigration Service Deports 893 Foreigners

The Seme Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service said it deported 893 irregular immigrants between January and December 2013. The command’s spokesman, Mr Niyi Oyewole, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Badagry on Monday that 72 Nigerians were also expelled from other countries. He said that 81,303 people …

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Baby Factory Uncovered In Aba, 16 Pregnant Women Freed

16 pregnant young women who were allegedly being forced to have babies to be offered for sale for trafficking or other purposes, have been freed by police in Aba, the Abia State Police Command said Thursday. The man suspected of running the home was arrested, according to the police. The …

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NAPTIP Uncovers Over 300 Human Traficiking Routes

National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters, NAPTIP, has uncovered about 300 illegal routes in Katsina used by human traffickers to ferry their victims out of the country. Speaking through her spokesperson, Malam Aliyu Abba, the Zonal Commander, NAPTIP, Hajiya Khadija Bello, said Wednesday …

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Kano Hisbah Board Arrests Man Over Sale Of Children At N30,000

The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested a middle-aged man, who allegedly specialises in trafficking of children and selling children at between N30,000 and N60,000 each. Director-General of the board Alhaji Abba Sufi said in Kano yesterday that the suspect was arrested on Wednesday by staff of the board in …

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Court Remands 25-year-old In Prison For Human Trafficking

A 25-year-old man charged with human trafficking was yesterday remanded in Ikoyi prisons by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. The accused, Paul Osasu, who resides at Ojo barracks, Lagos, is being prosecuted by National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person, NAPTIP, on a two-count charge of …

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NAPTIP Prosecutes Four Human Traffickers In Edo, Delta

Officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters, NAPTIP, in Edo State, have arrested, convicted and sent four suspected human traffickers to jail in the past one week. The convicted persons, two males and two females, were found guilty of various offences …

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15-year-old Tells Court Her Guardian is the Father of Her 6-month-old Child

A fifteen year-old-girl, whose name has been given as Udoh Comfort, on Thursday, told a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, how her guardian, one Mr Francis Ekong, 40, forcefully slept with her three times and got her pregnant. Comfort had come to the court with her 6-month-old baby from …

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