The Nationwide Company for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Individuals, NAPTIP is prosecuting 4 individuals for alleged offences of rape, little one theft, little one labour and abuse. The Director Investigation and monitoring of NAPTIP, Josiah Emerole stated the alleged offences contravened the company’s act and the Violence in opposition to Individuals Prohibition Act of 2015.
One of many alleged offenders, 43 yr old Stephanie Bassey from Akwa Ibom State who lived in Sweden was introduced to NAPTIP in August this yr by the officers of the intelligence and Worldwide Cooperation after she was handed over by the Embassy of Sweden in Nigeria on the Suspicion that she was not the organic mom of a two month old baby she got here to procure a visa for.
She claimed she was pregnant for her husband in Sweden however that medical examinations couldn’t detect the being pregnant over there and was suggested to return to her state the place the being pregnant could possibly be detected and she or he could be assisted to ship safely.
Although the DNA take a look at performed on her and the baby boy confirmed that there was no organic relationship between them, Mrs. Bassey insisted that she delivered the baby by the assistance of a midwife in Uyo.
The second case had to do with little one labour and abuse allegedly dedicated by a 37 yr old woman Mrs. Ifeoma Obinwa, a residence of Dutse Alhaji, within the Bwari Space Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
She was alleged to have on the 12th of this month inflicted grievous bodily hurt on her 14-year-old home assist by beating her and putting a sizzling knife on her buttock.
Mrs. Obinwa informed journalists that she acted in anger.
The third case was that of a 29 yr old Mrs. Sandra Obiosio, a native of River State who resides at Jabi Space of Abuja. She was accused of procuring a 12 yr old woman as home assist from Nasarawa State final yr, who she often maltreated and compelled to do the entire home chores, care for youngsters and crushed commonly by her madam Mrs. Obiosio. Mrs. Obiosio, nevertheless, denied the allegations.
The final case was that of a 37 yr old Mr. Francis Yusuf from Plateau State who was being prosecuted for raping his spouse’s 17 yr old cousin residing with them of their Jikwoyi residence in Abuja.
Mr. Yusuf whose spouse was stated to have traveled allegedly had canal data of the woman earlier than leaving for work and locked her inside the home. He denied the allegations.
The Director Investigation and monitoring of NAPTIP, Mr. Josiah Emerole stated the company would go away no stone unturned to get to the basis of the issues and be sure that justice was performed. He gave an assurance that the company wouldn’t relaxation on its oars till the challenges of human trafficking and little one abuse had been handled within the nation.