Two suspects have been arrested by officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Person and other Related Offences (NAPTIP) for attempting to smuggle a teenager to Dubai.
The accused persons: Joy Kenneth and Albert Eze were alleged to have conspired in December 2015, to procure travelling documents for a 19-year-old girl to Dubai for purposes of prostitution.
The first accused, Kenneth, who resides at 15, Divine Victory Street, Alagbado, was said to have on December 4, 2015, at 55, Unity Street, off AIT road, assisted one, Endurance, who is now at large, to procure the documents.
The second accused, Eze, who resides at 18, Igbaja Street, Bariga, was also alleged to have assisted the said Endurance to arrange the foreign trip of the teenager at the
Murtala Mohammed Airport on December 14, 2015.
The accused were alleged to have secured the travelling documents of the girl, who is from Ewohimi in Benin City, Edo State, to travel to Dubai, for the purpose of prostitution.
They however, both pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were arraigned before a Federal High Court. Following an application for remand by prosecution led by Mrs Kehinde Falade, Justice Abdulazeez Anka ordered the remand of the accused in custody and fixed June 28, for hearing.