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A 40 year old human trafficker, Halimatu Omoruyi Osifo has been arrested by operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in Benin City, the Edo State Capital.

The suspect recruited two victims through one Maxwell who is presently at large and sent them to her daughter, Blessing (Alias Stella) who is in Togo to engage them in exploitative prostitution.

Luck ran out on the suspect when the two girls who were forced into prostitution by Blessing from the first day of their arrival in Togo escaped after working for few days for her. All the proceeds of their prostitution were collected from them by Blessing.

Osifo, a native of Igbanke town resides at Ugboko Village in Orhiohwon Local Government of Edo State from where she was arrested

The Victims are presently at the NAPTIP shelter while the suspect is in the Agency’s custody making useful statements.

The Director-General Julie Okah-Donli who is pleased with the development has directed the investigations Department to do everything possible to fish out all those involved in the trafficking of the girls. She said that the Agency has zero tolerance for trafficking.

Josiah Emerole

Head, Press and Public Relations (NAPTIP)

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) is compiling an anthology of poems on Human Trafficking and Child Abuse to commemorate the World Day Against Human Trafficking and Child Abuse on 30th July, 2017.

We are therefore inviting entries from Nigerian Pupils in Primary Schools, Students in Secondary Schools and Under Graduates in Tertiary Institutions across the country.

Successful entries will be published and launched by the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Her Excellency, Aisha Muhammad Buhari on Thursday 27th July, 2017 at the ECOWAS Hall, Asokoro, FCT, Abuja by 10am.

The participants must state the under listed:

  1. Name of Student, ii. Age, iii. Name of School, iv. Class or Year of Study.

Successful participants will receive from the Agency a copy of the Anthology of poems on Human Trafficking and Child Abuse afterwards.

All entries are to be received by the Agency on or before 15th June, 2017 by hard copies or the soft copies to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For further enquires and clarifications please call Mr. Arinze Orakwue on 08033144801 and Mr. Atokolo Daniel on 08033159247.

Daniel Atokolo,


For: NDI PE.