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Thursday, 7 September 2017

Court sends two sisters to prison over human trafficking.

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has remanded an Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirate UAE) based Nigerian lady,Rita  Ani and her elder sister, Ngozi Stella  Ani (A.K.A Princess)‎ to prison custody over alleged human trafficking.

They were arraigned before the court on a 10- count charge ‎ that contravened the provisions of Sections 13, 14, 18 and 26(b) of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015.‎

The prosecution counsel from the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Mr. Aondona Orti, Chief Legal Officer,  told the court that ‎ the 25 year old  Rita Chinyere Ani belonged to a network of Nigerian traffickers based in Abu Dhabi and engaging Nigerian girls in international prostitution in that country.

Others arraigned by NAPTIP in connection to the illicit trade were ‎Ozigi Abdulkarim (32 years old from Kogi State) and Princewill James (34years old from Bayelsa State).