Woman Sentenced To Three-years Imprisonment For Trafficking Victim To Libya For Prostitution

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A 35-year-old woman identified as Amadi Joy has been handed a three-year jail term by Justice Phoeba Ayua of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State,  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.

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Count 2 reads: Recruitment of a victim from Port Harcourt to Libya by means of fraud for the purpose of the victims 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 option of a fine of five hundred thousand naira (N500,000). On Count 2 – 1 year imprisonment.

The court also awarded compensation to the victim – the sum of five hundred thousand naira to be paid by the convict.

The charge was filed on the 17th of January 2022.

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