[Stop-traffic] News/Nigeria: Human Traffickers Held

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Subject: [Stop-traffic] News/Nigeria: Human Traffickers Held
From: Melanie Orhant (morhant@igc.org)
Date: Tue Oct 10 2000 - 16:32:07 EDT

I wonder what they mean "without the consent of her parents".



                          Human Traffickers Held

OTC 9-27-00 4:16 AM

  Lagos (P.M. News, September 25, 2000) - A Benin, Edo State-based human
trafficker is in police net at the Force Criminal Intelligence Department,
Alagbon Close, Lagos.
    The human trader was, according to P.M.News investigations, arrested
last Tuesday by a team of detectives attached to Interpol Department of the
Force CID. He was said to have illegally exported a 16-year old secondary
school girl to France for street prostitution without the consent of her
    Trouble, allegedly started when the girl failed to return home two days
after she had left for school.
    Following a report lodged with the police in Benin, the matter was sent
to the anti-human trafficking department at the Force CID.
    Investigations of the incident by the police revealed that the girl was
last seen with a Benin-based businessman. He was promptly arrested for
interrogation where he reportedly confessed to having sent the girl to
France to his colleagues for international prostitution. He was also quoted
as having confessed to committing such crimes in the past.
    Police sources who confirmed the incident told P.M.News that efforts
have commenced to bring the girl back to Nigeria.
    Report also revealed that the Italian, German and French police are
combing the nooks and crannies of their cities to fish out Nigerian girls
engaged in prostitution for deportation.
    By Gabriel Orok
    Copyright 2000 P.M. News. Distributed via Africa News Online.

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