Woman, 35, sentenced to three years imprisonment for trafficking victim to Libya for prostitution
A court in the River State, Nigeria, sentenced a-35 years woman to three years imprisonment for trafficking victims to Libya for prostitution.
M Rivers court has sentenced a woman to three years imprisonment for trafficking victim to Libya for prostitution.
Justice Phoeba Ayua of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State sentenced a 35-year-old woman, Amadi Joy Ngozi, to three years imprisonment for human trafficking.
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in a statement on Thursday, January 19, 2023, said Amadi was convicted on a two-count charge of conspiracy and trafficking in person.
Count one reads: Promoting foreign travels to a victim from Port Harcourt to Libya for the purpose of prostitution contrary to section 18 of the Trafficking in Persons Enforcement and Administration Act 2015. Count 2 reads: Recruitment of a victim from Port Harcourt to Libya by means of fraud for the victim's exploitation contrary to section 13(2) (b) of the Trafficking in Persons Prohibition and Administration Act 2015. On Count 1, the convict was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment or the option of a fine of five hundred thousand nairas (N500,000).
On Count 2, she was sentenced to 1 year imprisonment.
The court also awarded compensation to the victim for five hundred thousand nairas to be paid by the convict. The charge was filed on the 17th of January 2022.