A Benin, Edo State High Court Criminal Division 2 has sentenced a 25 year old man to seven years imprisonment for trafficking a ten year old girl.
The trial judge, Justice Geraldine Imadegbelo also imposed a N1 million fine on the comvict, Mr. Alfred Osadolor.
Osadolor was arraigned on August 22, 2021 on a one count charge of Procurement for Sexual Exploitation contrary to Section 26 (1) of the trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015.
The Benin Zonal Commander of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Mr. Nduka Nwawenne hailed the conviction, noting that the case which was diligently prosecuted by the anti-human trafficking agency is aimed at sending a clear red signal to human traffickers.
Nwawenne reiterated the determination of NAPTIP to checkmate the illicit activities of human traffickers who traffic little girls for prostitution in the zone.
He echoed the unwavering commitment of the director general of NAPTIP, Prof. Fatima Waziri-Azi to stamp out the scourge of the procurement of minors and young girls for the purpose of sexual exploitation, adding however that the identity of the victim was kept secret because she’s a minor.
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