… 75 Yr old Accomplice Discharged based on age
By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja
A High Court in Oyo state, presided by Justice Mufutau.A. Adegbola has sentenced 41 year old Victoria Oshi, to 5 years imprisonment for the procurement and sexual exploitation of three victims of human trafficking.
In a statement to Leadership Weekend signed by NAPTIP Head, Press and Public Relations Josiah Emerole, it stated that operatives of the Agency had in 2010, arrested Victoria alongside her accomplice, 75 years old Peter Idowu for procurement and exploitation of two female teenagers and a 20 year old lady in two brothels 007 and Born Best Hotels located in Ogbomosho, Oyo state.
“The victims were recruited from Enugu state with the promise of being employed as sales girls in Ogbomosho but were on arrival forced into prostitution”.
The statement revealed that Victoria was later arraigned in court by NAPTIP on a 9 count charge while Mr. Peter Idowu; owner of the 007 hotel, faced a 1 count charge, all under the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act of 2003 (as amended in 2005)”
“Following a trial that lasted over 6 years, Justice Adegbola on Wednesday, sentenced Victoria Oshi to 5 years imprisonment. The sentence will run from the day of judgment. The judge however, discharged Mr. Peter Idowu on grounds of his age”