A Federal Excessive Courtroom in Kano, has sentenced a 28-year-old man, Abubakar Suleiman, to 2 years imprisonment for trafficking 30 ladies to Libya.
The Nationwide Company for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Individuals (NAPTIP), charged Suleiman, who resides in Kadawa Miltara Quarters of Ungogo Native Authorities Space of Kano, with one rely of trafficking in individuals.
Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Mr Abdullahi Babale narrated to the courtroom that the convict on Feb.10, conspired with one Salele (a Nigerien) now at massive, and transferred 30 ladies from Edo and Lagos State to Niger Republic by means of Babura border in Jigawa, enroute Libya, NAN studies.
He stated that the convict deducted N5,000 from every of the ladies from the N50,000 paid per individual from the sponsors in Libya and Niger Republic as fee.
In response to the prosecutor, the offence contravened the provisions of Part 13(2)(c) of the Trafficking in Individuals(Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act 2015.
Babale tendered the defendant’s assertion and one of many victims assertion as exhibit and urged the courtroom to condemn the defendant based on part 356 (2) of the Administration of Prison Justice Act 2015.
The defence Counsel, M.B. Isa, pleaded for leniency on behalf of his shopper as a primary time offender.
“The defendant is married and has 5 youngsters. We pray the courtroom to mood justice with mercy based on part 416 (2) of ACJL 2015,” he stated.
In ruling, Justice Sa’adatu Ibrahim-Mark, sentenced the convict with out an choice of advantageous.
Ibrahim-Mark directed the convict to pay N250,000 in compensation.