…Another Trafficker For Using Children For Begging
The Uyo Zonal Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has secured the conviction of one Blessing Okon Etim for selling a five-month-old baby.
Etim was convicted on Monday, last week, by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Calabar who sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment with option of Two million Naira fine.
The court further held that, should the baby sold be found, the sentence shall be reduced to three years.
The convict was charged with one count under the provisions of Section 21 of TIPEA Act, 2015.
Still that same Monday, Ojukwuconvicted another human trafficker for contravening the human trafficking laws as contained in TIPEA Act, 2015.
The convict, Glory Asuquo, 35,is an indigene of Akwa Ibom.
She was sentenced to sixmonths’ imprisonment for human trafficking and using children for alms begging in the streets of Calabar.