Mother Of 5 Jailed 10 Years For Promoting Prostitution 

Mother Of 5 Jailed 10 Years For Promoting Prostitution 

A Lagos Federal High Court, has convicted and sentenced a mother of five, Chinyere Zainab Raman, to 10 years imprisonment for engaging in human trafficking and promoting prostitution.

Justice Abimbola Awogboro, who presided over the court passed the verdict on the mother of five, on Friday, after pronouncing her guilty of charges of promoting the prostitution and exploitation and trafficking one Chioma Osademen, to Libya for prostitution.

The convicted woman, was first arraigned before the court 2019, by the operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

She was accused of buying her victim,  Chioma Osademon, for the sum of 300, 000 Libya dinars (LYD300,000) from one Cameroonian (said to be Large).

She was arrested on February 22, 2019, at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, when she returned to the country from Libya.

Upon her arrest, she was charged to on a two count-charge of engaging in human trafficking and promoting prostitution.

The offences which contravened sections 18 and 21 of the Trafficking In Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administrative Act, 2015 and punishable under the same section of the Act.
 She denied the allegations and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Following her not guilty plea, the prosecution opened it’s case against her and called witnesses and tendered several exhibits. While the convict was the only person testified in her defence.

Delivering judgment on the charges on Friday, Justice Awogboro, held that the prosecution has successfully proved the two counts charge against the convict, beyond every reasonable doubt.

Justice Awogboro subsequently sentenced the convict to five years on each of the counts.

Justice Awogboro however, ordered that the jail terms should run concurrently and to commence from February 22, 2019, when the convict was arrested.