A Federal High Court, sitting in Benin, on Tuesday, sentenced a 49-year-old woman, Mrs Christy Ehirobo, to nine years imprisonment for human trafficking.
Justice Mohammed Liman, in his judgment, held that human trafficking has become a problem in society, adding that despite the plea of mercy by the convict, the law must take its cause.
“The accused is therefore sentenced to three years imprisonment on each of the three counts to run concurrently”, the judge said.
She was convicted of organising foreign travels which promoted prostitution and contravened the provisions of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibitions) Law Enforcement and Administration Act, 2003 (as amended).
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She was also convicted for having recruited an SS II dropout of Baptist College, Benin, who later became a fashion designer for her sister, Esther Ehirobo, who lives in Greece.
According to him, human traffickers will surely have their day in court, where justice will be dispensed without fear or favour for the good of society.
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