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NAPTIP arraigns woman for alleged child trafficking

National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) yesterday arraigned Mrs Patience Onuchukwu before Justice Anthony Onovo of Nsukka High Court for alleged child trafficking.

Onuchukwu is facing a two -count charge of transfer, harbouring and receiving of a person contrary to Section 13(2)(a) of the Trafficking in Person (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act 2015

The defendant is also facing a charge of alleged abduction and removal of a child from lawful custody against the will of the father and mother, contrary to Section 38 of the Enugu State Child’s Right Act

She pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Justice Onovo, who refused the prosecuting counsel’s application to refuse the defendant bail, held that the alleged offence was bailable and granted her bail for N200,000 with one surety in like sum.

Onovo adjourned the case until October 17.

Source: The Nation

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