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Human Trafficking: Court Sentences 2 Women To 24 Months Imprisonment

Two women, Osunabi Fatimoh and Olayinka Eniola, were today convicted and sentenced to 24 months imprisonment, by the Federal High Court, Lagos for human trafficking.

Justice Hadizat Rabiu-Shagari, who presided over the court, sentenced the two women to the jail-term, after pronouncing them guilty of two out of three three counts charge of conspiracy and trafficking in person, levelled against them by the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP).

In convicting and sentencing the two women who are residents of No.5 Itun-Oloja Street Poka, Epe, and, 6 Odoroga Street, Odoragusin-Epe, Lagos State, Justice Rabiu-Shagari held that the prosecution have successfully proved the charges against them beyond every reasonable doubt.

The judge also held that the two convicted women were unable to controvert all the prosecution’s evidence. Adding that they also admitted committing the offences in their confessional statements.

Justice Rabiu-Shagari, after sentencing the convicts, held that the period of their jail-term should start from today, December 7, 2022.

The convicts journey to prison, began sometimes in 2016, when they were brought before the court on a three counts charge.

The charges against them read: “That you OSUNABI FATIMOH, (F), 39years of age of No.5 Itun-Oloja Street Poka, Epe, Lagos State on or about the month of December, 2014 at Ibeju Agbe behind Yemsonat Filling Station, Epe expressway, Lagos State within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court procured yilu motunrayo (f) 21 years of age of Araromi Street, ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State for prostitution in Libya and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(a) of the Trafficking in Persons Prohibition Law Enforcement and Administration Act 2003 as amended and punishable under the same Section of the Act.

“That you OLAYINKA ENIOLA, (F) 38, years of age of No. 6 Odoroga Street, Odoragusin-Epe, Lagos State and Gift (f) (now at large), on or about the month of December, 2014 at Epe, Lagos State within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court organized foreign travel which promote prostitution in Libya for Yilu motunrayo (f) 21 years of age of Araromi Street, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State and thereby committed an S offence contrary to Section 16 of the Trafficking in Persons Prohibition Law Enforcement and Administration Act 2003 as amended and punishable under the same Section of the Act.

“That you OSUNABI FATIMOH,(F), 39years of age of No.5 lItun-Oloia Street Poka, Epe,Lagos State, OLAYINKA ENIOLA, (F) 38years of age of No. 6 Odoroga Street, Odoragusin-Epe, Lagos State and Gift (f) ( now at large), on or about the month of December, 2014 at Epe, Lagos-State within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court deceitfully induced Yilu motunrayo (f) 21 years of age of Araromi Street, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State to go from Lagos to Libya for prostitution and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 19(b) of the Trafficking in Persons Prohibition Law Enforcement and Administration Act 2003 as amended and punishable under the same Section of the Act.”

During the convicts’ trial, NAPTIP’s lawyer, Mrs. Becky Jibo, called two witnesses, the victim of the crime, Yilu motunrayo, who was trafficked to Libya, for prostitution, and the Investigation Officer, who both testified against the convicts.

The prosecutor equally tendered the convicts’ confessional statements, as well as the statement of the victim.

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