… Secures the conviction of a Law enforcement officer
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has taken action against its personnel, including a Deputy Director, by dismissing them for various offenses. This announcement was made today by NAPTIP’s Press Officer, Adekoye Vincent, in a press statement.
The offenses committed by the dismissed personnel include corruption, such as demanding and accepting bribes from suspects and their relatives, as well as leaking confidential information to suspects that endangered the lives of colleagues. Other offenses include violating the oath of secrecy, stealing and tampering with official records, and being absent without official leave. These actions are in direct violation of the provisions outlined in the Public Service Rules and other relevant laws and regulations.
In addition to the dismissals, two other officers were demoted by two ranks due to their solicitation of bribes from a human trafficking suspect, while one officer was demoted by one rank for negligence of duty.
In a separate case, a Law Enforcement Officer was recently convicted by a Federal High Court in Sokoto. The officer was found guilty on two counts of trafficking, which goes against Section 26 (2) of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act (2015). As a result, the officer was sentenced to five years of imprisonment for each count.
These actions taken by NAPTIP and the court demonstrate the commitment to combating human trafficking and ensuring the integrity and effectiveness of the agency’s personnel.