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Human Trafficking: 41 Year Old woman sentenced to 5 years in jail

*75 Year old accomplice discharged based on age

Justice M.A. Adegbola of the High Court of Oyo state, Friday presided over by Honourable has sentenced a 41 year old woman, Victoria Oshi, to 5 years imprisonment for the procurement and sexual exploitation of three victims of human trafficking.

Operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in 2010 arrested Victoria Oshi alongside her accomplice, 75 year old Peter Idowu. They were arrested for the procurement and exploitation of two female teenagers and a 20 year old lady in two brothels 007 and Born Best Hotels located in Ogbomosho, Oyo state.

The victims were recruited from Enugu state with the promise of being employed as sales girls in Ogbomosho but were on arrival forced into prostitution.

Victoria Oshi was later arraigned in court by NAPTIP on a 9 count charge while Mr. Peter Idowu; owner of the 007 hotel, faced a 1 count charge, all under the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act of 2003 (as amended in 2005).

Following a trial that lasted over 6 years, Honourable Justice M.A. Adegbola on Wednesday, sentenced Victoria Oshi to 5 years imprisonment. The sentence will run from the day of judgment. The judge however, discharged Mr. Peter Idowu due to his age.

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