Lebanese and two Nigerians charged in court for trafficking Nigerians for prostitution
A Lebanese and two others have been charged to court for allegedly trafficking Nigerian women to Lebanon for prostitution.
A Lebanese national identified as Mohammed Wafic Hamze and two Nigerians identified as Tunde Awwal and Adetunji Taofeek Sanusi was charged on a three-count charge of Human trafficking.
The National Agency accused them of the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) at the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin.
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) swung into action after Omolola Ajayi, who was allegedly trafficked to Lebanon, went viral.
She was allegedly sold into slavery in Lebanon.
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According to Ajayi, she thought she was going to Lebanon to teach English, but to her surprise, she was subjected to ill-treatment upon arriving in the country.
Her passport was seized, and her boss allegedly told her he paid for her dead or alive.
Lebanese and two Nigerians charged in court
The NAPTIP revealed that the case was transferred to the Agency after the NSCDC arrested the suspects.
Presiding over the case, Justice B.G Ashigar remanded the suspects at the custody of the Nigeria Correctional Centre in Ilorin.
The case adjourned to 26th February 2020