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Friday, 9 February 2018

Federal High Court Sentences 27-Year-Old Woman To Jail For Trafficking Underage Girls For Prostitution

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced one Miracle Ita to two years in jail for human trafficking of an under-aged teenage girl from Oron, Akwa-Ibom to Lagos for prostitution. She is to also pay a fine of N250, 000.

Miracle Ita is said to 27 years of age and she works in Lagos as a professional prostitute. She was arrested by operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in the year 2016 at Okon Brothel, Ajah, Lagos where she was exploiting the victim.
When she was arraigned in Court on February 24, 2016, she pleaded not guilty to the one count charge of trafficking in persons preferred against her. Upon that plea, trial on the case with Charge number, FHC/L/57C/2016 commenced on May 12, 2016. Subsequently, the parties adopted their final written addresses on December 11, 2017.
Delivering judgement on Tuesday, Honourable Justice Obiozor found her guilty and subsequently sentenced her to 2 years imprisonment with additional fine of N250,000 (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira only).

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