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Nigerian remanded for human trafficking


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By Hafsa
Obeng, GNA

Accra, Aug. 9, GNA – A 23-year old Nigerian
hairdresser, Happiness Obi, was on Wednesday remanded by an Accra Circuit Court
for trafficking two minors.

The victims, 16 and 14 year old girls, were
trafficked into the country by the accused person under the pretext of
assisting her in provision shop.

She pleaded not guilty to the charge but was
remanded into police custody b

By Hafsa
Obeng, GNA

Accra, Aug. 9, GNA – A 23-year old Nigerian
hairdresser, Happiness Obi, was on Wednesday remanded by an Accra Circuit Court
for trafficking two minors.

The victims, 16 and 14 year old girls, were
trafficked into the country by the accused person under the pretext of
assisting her in provision shop.

She pleaded not guilty to the charge but was
remanded into police custody by the court presided over by Mr Abena Oppong
Adjin Doku to reappear on August 14.

Prosecuting Police Chief Inspector J. B Asante
told the court that the complainant is one of the victims, while Happiness is a
Nigerian residing at Baatsona in Accra.

He said the accused persons brought the two
victims into the country on July 27, to help her sell in a provision shop, but
failed to do so and rather resorted to dressing them up at night to solicit on
the streets and night clubs.

The prosecution said on August 1, one of the
victims reported their ordeal to the Baatsona Police, who proceeded to the
Marjen Hotel and arrested the accused person.

In her caution statement she denied the
offence. The victims have however been given shelter by the police.

GNA


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