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NAPTIP declares woman wanted for human trafficking


 
A 33-year-old woman, Perebi Otubo, has been declared wanted for allegedly trafficking Nigerian girls to Dubai, United Arab Emirates for commercial sex work.

Otubo who hails from Bomadi, Delta State returned to Nigeria in July 2017 after serving a jail term in Dubai for same offences.

Operatives of the National Agency for the prohibition of Trafficking in Person (NAPTIP) have said Otubo, allegedly belonged to an international syndicate which trafficked girls to Dubia and Abu Dhabi.

Other members of the syndicate have been arrested by NAPTIP and are facing prosecution in the court.

The manhunt was confirmed by the agency’s Head, Press and Public Relation Officer, Josiah Emerole who said Otubo belonged to an international trafficking ring that traffic girls to Dubai for the purpose of prostitution.

“Otubo is wanted for human trafficking. She has been linked to an international trafficking ring that specialises in trafficking young girls from Nigeria to Dubia and Abu Dhabi in UAE for sexual exploitation.
“She was recently jailed in Dubai for human trafficking. She was released in July 2017 and is currently at large, hiding somewhere in Nigeria.
“Her accomplices and recruiters in Nigeria have been arrested by NAPTIP and her currently facing prosecution in court.
“We want the public to assist us in locating her.”

The NAPTIP Director-General, Julie Okah-Donli urges travel agents to be mindful of the clause in their contact agreement, adding that the penalty for aiding and abetting human traffickers upon conviction was ‘a jail term and a fine of not more than N10m’.