A report by Instablog9ja indicates that a 24-year-old woman, Mercy Sese has ben slapped with 7 years in prison with the option of N4.5m fine for trafficking young girls to Mali for prostitution.
The lady bagged the prison sentence for the offense of organizing foreign trips for young girls to Mali for s£xual exploitation. The offense contrary is to sections 18, 27 and 29 of the Trafficking in persons (Prohibition) enforcement and administration act 2015.
Sese was arrested back in January 2022 at a popular motor park in Makurdi. The Makurdi Zonal Commander of NAPTIP, Mr. Gloria Bai, said huge sum of money including foreign currencies were recovered from Sese.
“The Command in the early hours of Friday, January 7, 2022, received a call from a concerned citizen from Duku Motor Part at Wurukum Makurdi, who alerted the command of a suspected case of human trafficking involving seven ladies of which one is the suspected trafficker.
Officers of the command arrived at Duku Motor Park some few minutes after receiving the call and met the six ladies and the suspected who said they were all travelling to Lagos The victims were between the ages 16 – 24 years by facial analysis.
At the time of the arrival, the Nigerian police were also on the ground because they were also called on the matter”About N500,000 was found on the suspect alongside some foreign currencies indicating that the victims were to be moved to a destination outside the country yet to be determined,” she had said.