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Tag Archives: NAPTIP

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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Teachers Strip Contractor Unclad For Impregnating Student


A middle-aged man escaped death by the whiskers in Enugu, yesterday, following an attack by angry teachers of Metropolitan Girls Secondary School located at Ogui New Layout. The man, an Enugu-based contractor (names withheld), was beaten to pulp and stripped Unclad for allegedly impregnating a Senior Secondary, SS1, student of …

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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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FG Sets Up Task Force On Violence Against Children, Sexual Abuse


The Federal Government of has set up a National Joint Task Force for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Violence against Children in Nigeria, as it seeks to stem the tide of violence against children in Nigeria. Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zainab Maina, who inaugurated …

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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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