25-year-old Abu-Dhabi based lady, 3 others arraigned for human trafficking (photo)

On Thursday, September 7, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffickingin Persons (NAPTIP) arraigned Rita Ani, before Justice Yusuf Halilu of the Abujadivision of the Federal High Court.The 25-year-old Abu Dhabi-based lady was arraigned alongside her elder sister, Ngozi, Ozigi Abdulkarim, and Princewill James on a ten-count charge bordering on conspiracy and human trafficking.They pleaded not guilty and Ms Ani and here sister were remanded in prison as the judge turned down their lawyer’s oral request that the sisters be remanded in NAPTIP custody.

However, Abdulkarim and James were granted bail following their lawyer’s application on the conditions that they must provide two Sureties each who must not be below the rank of a Directorin the Public Service in Abuja and who must own a house each in Abuja.

They must also show proof of being in service by presenting their letters of first appointment and last promotion.

The case was adjourned to September 13 for hearing.

According to NAPTIP, the lid on the suspects was blown when one of their alleged victims returned from Abu Dhabi after four months of forced prostitution“under very excruciating conditions including flogging and the insertion of hot boiling ring into her privates when she does not make enough money a day and forceful collection of the proceeds of the prostitution from her by Ms. Ani.

”The 19-year-old victim who name is withheld was allegedly recruited from Gwarimpa, Abuja by her ex-boyfriend MrAbdulkarim and the elder Ms. Ani, and Mr James for onward transfer to Ms. Ani in Abu Dhabi.The suspects were arrested last month for alleged trafficking of girls from Nigeria to the United Arab Emirates to engage in forced prostitution.

They also said, Ms. Ani, who hails from Enugu, allegedly belongs to a network of Nigerian traffickers based in Abu Dhabi who engage Nigerian girls in international prostitution in the UAE.

The defendants were recently arrested by operatives of NAPTIP in two operations in Gwarimpa, Abuja and Ibadan, Oyo State.

The agency said Ms. Ani returned homefrom Abu Dhabi to perform her traditional marriage rites preparatory to moving to the United Kingdom with her fiancé and was arrested in Ibadan by the newly established NAPTIP- Rapid Response Squad (NAPTIP-RRS).

We earlier reported that the Federal Road Safety Corps ( FRSC)released a video of some under-aged children who were been trafficked.The video was released on their Facebook page on Wednesday, September, 6.

The message from the road safety was:

“Video of the intercepted Black Toyota Sienna with plate number GDD252YD, overloaded with 14 (Under-aged) children suspected for child trafficking. The case has been handed over to police for further investigation.”

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