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Human Trafficking: Man, 25, Sentenced to 14 Years Imprisonment Without Option of Fine

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Federal High Court sitting in Kano, presided over by Justice Jane Iyang has sentenced one Ikenna Idananke to 7 years imprisonments without option of fine in addition with compulsory fine of N1million on each of the 2 counts for human trafficking of two young girls ( names withheld) from portharcourt to Libya enroute Kano for prostitution activity.

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Justice Watch recalls that the Kano Zonal Office of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffiking in Person (NAPTIP) arraigned the defendant on 5th November 2015.

To prove its case, Prosecution witness testified on how the defendant in Connivance with someone (name withheld) who is currently reside in Libya organized the traveling of the two female underage victims for prostitution activity an Offence Punishable under Section 18 of TIP Act 2015.

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Count one reads
” That you Ikenna Idananke Male, 21
Portharcourt, Rivers state in Connivance with your brother Mr Okechukwu (Now at Large), on or about 30th September, 2021, you organized and facilitated the foreign travel of , 17years old female a resident of Umuduru Amiri village, Imo
State, to go from Portharcourt en route Kano and then to Libya which promote
prostitution activity in that Country, but you were arrested in Kano within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, and you thereby Committed an offence contrary to and Punishable Under Section 18 of the Trafficking In Persons (Prolhibition)Act 2015.”

Count two reads

” That you Ikenna Idananke Male, 27 Years Old Of Rumo Chino at University of
Portharcourt, Rivers state in connivance with your brother Mr Okechukwu (Now at Large), on or about 30 September,2021 you organized and facilitated the foreign travel of 15years old of female a resident of Umuchiolu Aluu in Portharcort, Rivers State, to go from Portharcourt en route Kano and then to Libya which promote prostitution activity in that country, but you were arrested in Kano
within the Jurisdiction of this honourable court, and you thereby Committed an offence
contrary to and Punishable Under Section18 of the Trafficking In Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015″.

Justice Iyang ordered that the 14 years terms to run concurrently.

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