Court Remands Nnamani In Prison For Human Trafficking
A Federal High Court sitting in Enugu, has sentenced a 29-year-old woman, Ebere Jessica Nnamani, to prison for human trafficking.
In the Suit, FRN Vs Ebere Jessica Nnamani, filed at the Federal High Court, Enugu with suit number: FHC/EN/ CR/80/2017, the defendant was charged on a 2-count charge of harbouring a person under 12 years old as domestic help and requiring a person to do work that is injurious to her physical, social and psychological development, offences contrary to sections 23 (1)(a)&(b) of the TIPPEA Act 2015.
Nnamani was arrested by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), on October 2017, 19, for physically abusing a seven years old girl from Ebonyi State living in her house.
Delivering the judgment, the Presiding Judge, Justice Oghoghore pronounced her guilty as she pleaded guilty to the charges brought against her, and was subsequently sentenced as follows: Count 1: 1-6 months imprisonment with an option of fine of N50,000.00, and for the 2nd count: 12 months imprisonment with an option of fine of N100,000.00.
The sentences are to run concurrently and the defendant is to be remanded in prison custody pending the payment of fine.