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Wednesday, 09 December 2015 11:12

Victims Information Pack

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What is NAPTIP?
NAPTIP is the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons. It was created in 2003 to prevent human trafficking, investigate and prosecute human traffickers and protect all victims of the crime.
What is human Trafficking?
When any one deceives you by making a promise to give you a job or admission or anything of that sort and then transports you to another place or abroad and makes money from your work, he is said to have trafficked you.
How do you know that you have been trafficked?

  • If you were deceived. For example, you were promised a job in the city or in a foreign country but on arrival it turned out to be a lie
  • If you were kidnapped, abducted or forced and moved from one place to another to be exploited
  • If you were taken to a shrine to swear an oath of secrecy and allegiance to somebody and made to work and pay certain expenses
  • Once at the destination, you were controlled in many ways, like your passport seized, not permitted to freely call your parents or loved ones, intimidated, beaten, raped, stripped naked etc
  • If you were not allowed to move freely or were escorted to work and back
  • If someone else took away the payments for your work

Can you be punished as a victim of trafficking?
You are not considered a criminal. You are protected from prosecution with regards to the things that a trafficker forced you to do.
Protections available for you

  • Your trafficker can be identified, arrested and prosecuted
  • You will be protected from your traffickers
  • You will be provided with temporary shelter, food, medical help and other necessities
  • The proceeds of your work can be seized from persons who deceived and exploited you and returned to you
  • You can be assisted to reunite with your family
  • If traffickers harm or threaten you or your families and friends, you can make a report and they will be arrested and prosecuted
  • You can be assisted to voluntarily return to your country of origin

Opportunities to start a business

  • You can be assisted to begin a business
  • You can be assisted to access business capital at low or zero interest
  • You can be assisted to receive training in a vocation of your choice

Opportunities to restart or continue your education

  • If you are of school age, you can be assisted to restart or continue your education

Opportunity to sue the person who trafficked you

  • You can be assisted to make a civil case against the person who trafficked you or benefitted from the proceeds of your work
  • If you are successful, the money and assets made by the trafficker as a result of your exploitation can be seized and given back to you
  • You can claim many other damages and compensation

Do you know anybody who has gone/is going through similar experience?

  • If you know about any of your friends who went through the same experience as you, you can provide information that can lead to their rescue

How to contact NAPTIP

You can contact NAPTIP to offer information in confidence or discuss any of the above mentioned issues.

http://naptip.gov.ng/contactus.html

Tuesday, 08 December 2015 09:52

Organisational Structure

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Operational Structure



NAPTIP is one of the agencies under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Justice. The Act establishes a part time Governing Board which consist of-

  1. A Board Chairman who shall be a person with knowledge and experience in matters related to counter-trafficking in persons.
  2. Two representatives of Civil Society Organizations involved in matters relating to trafficking in persons.
  3. A representative from each of the following Institutions or Agencies who shall be within the Directorate cadre-
  4. Federal Ministry of Justice
  5. Federal Ministry of Women Affairs
  6. Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity
  7. Nigeria Police Force
  8. National Intelligence Agency
  9. Nigeria Immigration Service
  10. National Planning Commission
  11. The Director-General, who is also the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of the Agency shall be the Secretary to the Board

The Agency performs its functions through 8 Specialized Departments, 3 Units and has Zonal Commands covering the geo-political zones of the country.

DEPARTMENTS

  1. Investigation and Monitoring.
  2. Legal and Prosecution.
  3. Counseling & Rehabilitation.
  4. Public Enlightenment.
  5. Research and Programmes Development
  6. Training and Manpower Development.
  7. Administration.
  8. Finance and Accounts.

UNITS

  1. Press and Public Relations.
  2. Intelligence and International Cooperation.
  3. Audit.

ZONAL COMMANDS
At present there are 8 Zonal Commands located in Lagos, Benin, Enugu, Uyo, Sokoto, Kano, Maiduguri, and Makurdi. The Agency also has a liaison office in Port-Harcourt.
The Headquarters in Abuja and All the Zonal Commands have transit shelters which were created to cater to the physical and psychological well-being of victims of trafficking.

Monday, 07 December 2015 11:06

Our Law and Our Mandate

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The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) was created on 14th of July 2003 by the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act 2003. The Agency is the Federal Government of Nigeria’s response to addressing the scourge of trafficking in persons. It is a fulfillment of the country’s international obligation under the Trafficking in Persons Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons, especially women and children, supplementing the United Nations Transnational Organized Crime Convention (UNTOC).

Nigeria became a signatory to the Transnational Organized Crime Convention and its Trafficking in Persons Protocol on 13th December, 2000. Article 5 of the Trafficking Protocol enjoins States Parties to criminalize practices and conduct that subject human beings to all forms of exploitation which includes in the minimum sexual and labour exploitation.
The Trafficking in Persons Act 2003 was an outcome of a private member bill sponsored at the National Assembly by the Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation (WOTCLEF), a non-governmental organization founded by Mrs. Amina Titi Atiku Abubakar, the wife of the Vice-President of Nigeria at that time.
The Bill was passed by the National Assembly on 7th July, 2003 and Presidential Assent given on 14th of July 2003. The law which is operational throughout the country created NAPTIP as a specific multi-disciplinary crime-fighting Agency and the nation’s focal institution to fight the scourge of trafficking in persons in the country using the four pronged approach of Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Partnership.
The Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act, 2003 went through an amendment in 2005 in a bid to further strengthen the Agency. However, in 2015, as a result of the new trends in the crime of trafficking in persons and the need to further strengthen the institutional framework, the Act was repealed and the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition), Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015 was enacted. The new Act received Presidential assent on 26th March 2015.

FUNCTIONS OF THE AGENCY

The functions of the Agency are to –
(a) Enforce and administer the provisions of this Act;

(b) Co-ordinate and enforce all other laws on Trafficking in persons and related offences;

(c) Adopt effective measures for the prevention and eradication of trafficking in persons and related offences;

(d) Establish co-ordinated preventive, regulatory and investigatory machinery geared towards the eradication of trafficking in persons;

(e) Investigate all cases of trafficking in persons including forced labour, child labour, forced prostitution, exploitative labour and other forms of exploitation, slavery and slavery – like activities, bonded labour, removal of organs, illegal smuggling of migrants, sale and purchase of persons;

(f) Encourage and facilitate the availability and participation of persons who voluntarily, consent to assist in investigations or proceedings relating to trafficking in persons and related offences;

(g) Enhance the effectiveness of law enforcement agents and other partners in the suppression of trafficking in persons;

(h) Create public enlightenment and awareness through seminars, workshops, publications, radio and television programmes and other means aimed at educating the public on the dangers of trafficking in persons;

(i) Establish and maintain communications to facilitate rapid exchange of information concerning offences under this Act;

(j) Conduct research and strengthen effective legal means of international co-operation in suppressing trafficking in persons;

(k) Implement all bilateral and multilateral treaties and conventions on trafficking in persons adopted by Nigeria;

(l) Strengthen co-operation and conduct joint operations with relevant law enforcement and security agencies, international authorities and other relevant partners in the eradication of trafficking in persons;

(m) Co-ordinate, supervise and control –

(i) the protection, assistance and rehabilitation of trafficked persons; and

(ii) all functions and activities relating to investigation and prosecution of all offences connected with or relating to trafficking in persons;

(n) Adopt measures to identify, trace, freeze, confiscate or seize proceeds, property, funds or other assets derived from trafficking in persons or related offences;

(o) Conduct research on factors responsible for internal and external trafficking in persons and initiate programmes and strategies aimed at the prevention and elimination of the problem;

(p) Facilitate rapid exchange of scientific and technical information concerning or relating to trafficking in persons;

(q) Collaborate with government bodies both within and outside Nigeria whose functions are similar to those of the Agency in the area of the –

(i) movement of proceeds or properties derived from trafficking in persons and other related offences;

(ii) identities, location and activities of persons suspected of being involved in trafficking in persons and other related offences; and

(iii) exchange of personnel and other experts;

(r) Establish and maintain a system for monitoring trans-border activities relating to trafficking in persons in order to identify suspicious movements and persons involved;

(s) Deal with matters connected with the extradition and deportation of persons involved in trafficking in persons and other mutual legal assistance between Nigeria and any other country in trafficking in persons, subject to the supervision of the Minister;

(t) Initiate, develop and improve special training programmes for personnel of the Agency and relevant law enforcement agents charged with the responsibility of detecting offences created under this Act; and

(u) Carry out such other activities as are necessary for the efficient discharge of the functions conferred on it under this Act.

POWERS OF THE AGENCY
The Agency has the power to –

(a) Investigate whether any person, body or entity has committed an offence under this Act or the offence of trafficking under any other law;

(b) Enter into any premises, property or conveyance for the purpose of conducting searches in furtherance of its functions under this Act or under any other law;

(c) Arrest, detain and prosecute offenders under this Act or any other law on trafficking in persons in Nigeria;

(d) Trace, seize, detain or retain the custody, for the purpose of investigation and prosecution, of any property which the Agency reasonably believes to have been involved in or used in the commission of offences under this Act or any other law;

(e) Seal up premises upon reasonable suspicion of such premises being involved with or used in connection with offences under this Act; and

(f) Seek and receive information from any person, authority, corporation or company without hindrance in respect of the enforcement of any of the provisions of this Act.

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Tuesday, 23 June 2015 09:43

Data Analysis

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SUMMARY OF CONVICTIONS FROM AUGUST, 2004 – December 2016

Zone

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

TOTAL

Abuja

1

4

2

1

1

1

2

1

-

1

3

-

1

18

Lagos

-

-

-

-

5

5

1

6

10

13

8

6

9

63

Kano

-

-

-

-

5

3

12

11

5

12

16

4

11

79

Uyo

-

-

1

-

1

3

2

-

4

6

1

4

2

24

Benin

-

-

-

3

-

3

7

22

2

7

4

2

3

53

Sokoto

-

-

-

-

13

9

4

8

1

3

6

3

47

Enugu

-

-

-

2

2

-

2

-

2

2

4

-

1

15

Maiduguri

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

3

1

-

-

-

5

Makurdi

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

3

1

1

7

Total

1

4

3

6

27

26

31

51

25

44

39

23

31

311

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) is Nigeria’s multidisciplinary Agency created to tackle the scourge of human trafficking.

We coordinate law enforcement, protection and preventive initiatives of the various levels of Government and Non Governmental Organisations working in this area. Our unique organisational mandate enables us to suppress human trafficking, prosecute its perpetrators and offer a range of protection services to victims of the crime, including temporary sheltering, counselling, rehabilitation, reintegration and access to justice.

We have a modest staff strength deployed in eight states across Nigeria’s geopolitical regions which enables us to carry out our mandate in the 36 states of the country and the Federal capital territory. Recently, the Nigerian legislature extended our mandate in a new legislation that prohibits and punishes acts of violence against persons, in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

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