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Belgium Court Sentenced 12 Nigerians Over Sexual Exploitation

A court in Belgium has convicted 12 Nigerians to various terms in prison for recruiting and trafficking girls to Belgium for exploitation and prostitution.

The chief inspector of Belgium, First Detective Hendriks Willem, made this known to a High Court in Benin while testifying against Felicia Osagbovo (62), standing trial over alleged recruiting and trafficking girls to Belgium for prostitution and exploitation

The culprit, Felicia was arraigned earlier by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on a 24-count charge bothering on recruiting and organising travelling for girls for prostitution in Belgium contrary to Section 13 (14)c of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act.

Hendriks Willem said the Belgian government had already convicted 12 of Felicia’s collaborators, including her three children, after a thorough investigation.

Those convicted were Iyare Evelyn, who was sentenced to 40 months with a fine of €12,000; John Gladys, five years with a €47,000 fine; James Omoh Kate, four years with a €12,000 fine; Okoduwa Rachael, five years with a €24,000 fine; Ataba Ibrahim, 12 months with a €12,000 fine; and Azemy Alex, 12 months with a €6,0000 fine.

Others are Aigbe Egberanmwe, six years with 108,000 fine; Idehen constance, 45 months with €48,000 fine; Idehen Tina, 40 months with €12,000 fine; Idemudia Oscar, five years with 108,0000 fine, Osagbovo Nath, five years with €108,000 fine and Daniel, five years with €48,000 fine.

Willem further said that during investigation, the victims told the investigators that the suspect (Felicia) recruited them in Nigeria for her children in Luxemburg and Brussel in Belgium.

Meanwhile children who had been convicted in Belgium also confessed that Felicia was recruiting girls in Nigeria for them.

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