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Court jails 22-year-old woman for human trafficking in Rivers

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A Federal High Court sitting in Portharcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced a 22-year-old woman, Blessing Iniedem, to two years imprisonment for human trafficking.


The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in a statement on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, said Iniedem was convicted for attempting to traffick a 16-year-old girl for prostitution.


“For the offence of attempting to keep a victim of 16-year-old, knowing that the victim will be induced into prostitution contrary to section 29 of the Trafficking in Person Prohibition Enforcement and Administration Act 2015 and Punishable under section 15(b) of the Act.” the statement read.