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Lady Jailed For Luring Three Siblings Into Prostitution In Edo

Vivian Francis, a 28-year-old lady, has been sentenced to one year imprisonment, with an option of N125,000 fine as a first time offender, for luring three of her siblings into prostitution in Edo State.

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The convict was arrested by the Edo State command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other related matters (NAPTIP),

The agency said the lady lured her siblings into the illicit trade from Cross River State to Benin City, the Edo State capital.

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According to a statement released by the zonal commander of NAPTIP, Ijeoma Uduak, Francis lured the victims, aged 15, 17 and 18, to Benin City, on the pretense that she will help them secure jobs.

Uduak said Vivian was arrested at a popular hotel during the COVID-19 lockdown, and has confessed to the crime, which is punishable under Section 13 of the NAPTIP Act.

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The zonal commander noted that the suspect was arraigned before Justice Isoken Erameh of the State High Court 3, Criminal Division, where she pleaded guilty and was sentenced.

“We clamped down on the convict during the COVID-19 lockdown at a popular hotel in Benin. She confessed to going to Cross River State to bring the three girls, who were aged 15, 17, and 18. She told them that she had secured pub attendant jobs for them, but when they got to Benin, she started using them for prostitution and collecting the proceeds.

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“She was arrested and charged for violating Section 13 of the NAPTIP Act. She pleaded guilty and was convicted and sentenced to one-year imprisonment with an option of N125,000 fine.” the statement read

Uduak added that the victims have been reunited with their family in Cross River.

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