maliAccording to The Nation, an Edo State Chief Magistrate has remanded in prison, two persons arraigned by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for alleged human trafficking. Trafficking two girls to Mali.
The suspects – Ufor Papa Samuel (38) and Gift Lawrence (26) – were arraigned on two -count charge of human trafficking contrary to sections 13(4) d and 14(5) of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015, respectively.
They were accused of trafficking two girls to Mali before they were arrested for recruiting another girl.
A statement signed by Benin Zonal Commander of NAPTIP, Nduka Nwanwenne, said the suspects were earlier granted administrative bail.
Presiding Magistrate, C.E. Oghuma, however remanded the suspects to prison and adjourned sitting to September 15 for further hearing.

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