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Nigerian Woman Jailed For Recruiting Young Girls Into Prostitution In Mali

One Mercy Sese, a 24-year-old woman who has gained notoriety in trafficking underage girls to Mali to work as prostitutes has been jailed for 7-years with the option of N4.5m.

According to the report shared by Instablog9ja, the lady had been organizing foreign trips for young girls to Mali for s£xual exploitation, an offense which is contrary is to sections 18, 27 and 29 of the Trafficking in persons (Prohibition) enforcement and administration act 2015.

Sese was arrested back in January 2022 at a popular motor park in Makurdi. The Makurdi Zonal Commander of NAPTIP, Mr. Gloria Bai, shed more light regarding her arrest, including the discovery of huge sum of money including foreign currencies recovered from Sese.

“The Command in the early hours of Friday, January 7, 2022, received a call from a concerned citizen from Duku Motor Part at Wurukum Makurdi, who alerted the command of a suspected case of human trafficking involving seven ladies of which one is the suspected trafficker.

Officers of the command arrived at Duku Motor Park some few minutes after receiving the call and met the six ladies and the suspected who said they were all travelling to Lagos The victims were between the ages 16 – 24 years by facial analysis.

At the time of the arrival, the Nigerian police were also on the ground because they were also called on the matter”About N500,000 was found on the suspect alongside some foreign currencies indicating that the victims were to be moved to a destination outside the country yet to be determined,” she had said.



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