Friday, 19 October 2012

imprisonment with hard labour for human trafficking

An Ivory Coast court has sentenced Elizabeth Inaba Love, a 41-year- old Nigerian hairdresser to 10 years imprisonment with hard labour for human trafficking.
Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Alice Parker-Wilson, said on September 30 this year, the accused recruited seven young women between the ages of 20 and 25 years from Delta State in Nigeria to practice prostitution in Cote d’Ivoire.
The Nigerian hairdresser who was based in Cote d’Ivoire pleaded guilty to the charges at the Takoradi Circuit Court “A” .
Parker-Wilson said on October 7, the accused, Love and the women arrived at Elubo in a Ford vehicle from Aflao.
She said the accused and the women got stranded at the border due to the closure of part of the border.
She said in an attempt to cross the border through an unapproved route, a Nigerian Evangelist and a member of Nigerian Diaspora Organization in Cote d’Ivoire, intercepted them.
Chief Inspector Parker-Wilson said during an interaction, the member of the Nigerian Diaspora Organization identified the accused person as somebody being wanted by the organization for trafficking 15 young women three years ago.
She said the accused person and the women were arrested and during investigations, it came to light that the women were the third batch of young women the accused person had trafficked from Nigeria to Cote d’Ivoire.
The police prosecutor said in her cautioned statement, the accused person admitted trafficking the young ladies for a fee to find them hairdressing work in La Cote d’Ivoire but not for prostitution.
The police said Love was charged to court after further investigations.

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