Under her leadership, NAPTIP
has become a model throughout Africa for coordination of government anti-trafficking efforts.
The establishment of NAPTIP
was anchored on relevant anti-human trafficking legislation in Nigeria's constitution and the Criminal Code.
If convicted, he faces a 500,000 naira ($3,270) fine or five years in jail or both, NAPTIP
The government reported that NAPTIP
initiated 117 trafficking investigations, commenced at least 17 prosecutions, and achieved 25 convictions during the reporting period.
He faces 500,000 naira ($3,270 dollars, E2,680) fine or five years jail term, or both on conviction, NAPTIP
boss advised Nigerian youths not to be desperate to leave the country at all cost.
It would be recalled that NAPTIP
had arrested the woman said to be the second wife of the husband, Mr Yahaya following a tip-off from concerned Nigerians.
The latest operation was coordinated by the Director, Investigation and Monitoring Department, Mr Greg Esele on the directive of the Director-General of NAPTIP
, Dame Julie Okah- Donli.
initiated 279 new investigations during the reporting period, prosecuted 15 trafficking cases, and convicted 23 traffickers.
In her reaction to the verdict, the Director-General of NAPTIP
, Dame Julie Okah-Donli expressed appreciation to the trial Judge and the judiciary for rising up to the occasion in the fight against human trafficking.
An apparent increase in referrals to NAPTIP
of cases involving non-trafficking crimes against children--such as pedophilia and baby selling--appears to have burdened the organization.
Also, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Human Rights, Hon Edward Gyang Pwajok, gave the promise during the budget defence by NAPTIP
at the National Assembly.