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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Woman -49- in prison for human trafficking


Woman -49- in prison for human trafficking





A Federal High Court, sitting in Benin, on Tuesday, sentenced a
49-year-old woman, Mrs Christy Ehirobo, to nine years imprisonment for
human trafficking.




Justice Mohammed Liman, in his judgment, held that human
trafficking has become a problem in society, adding that despite the
plea of mercy by the convict, the law must take its cause.




“The accused is therefore sentenced to three years imprisonment on
each of the three counts to run concurrently”, the judge said.




The convict, also known as Helen Ehirobo and Mama Jennifer, was tried
and convicted on three count of procurement of a person for
prostitution and deceitful inducement.




The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the convict, who hails from Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State, had been standing trial since 2011.




She was convicted of organising foreign travels which promoted
prostitution and contravened the provisions of the Trafficking in
Persons (Prohibitions) Law Enforcement and Administration Act, 2003 (as
amended).




She was also convicted for having recruited an SS II dropout of
Baptist College, Benin, who later became a fashion designer for her
sister, Esther Ehirobo, who lives in Greece.




Reacting, Mr Nduka Nwanwenne, Benin Zonal Commander, National Agency
for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, described the judgment as
another victory against human traffickers.




He reiterated the commitment of the Director General of National
NAPTIP, Mrs Julie Okah-Donli, to the fight against human trafficking.




According to him, human traffickers will surely have their day in
court, where justice will be dispensed without fear or favour for the
good of society.






(NAN)
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