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Anambra State Gov’t Prosecuting Six Cases Of Human Trafficking In Awka

Anambra State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Professor Sylvia Ifemeje, says the state Anti-Trafficking Taskforce is currently prosecuting six cases at the Federal High Court, Awka, and that the Director of Public Prosecutions, and the Director of Citizens’ Rights Directorate; both under the Ministry of Justice, have been mandated to give priority to the cases in Court.

Professor Ifemeje stated this in Abuja at the twenty sixth National Stakeholders Consultative Forum on Human Trafficking in Nigeria organized by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, where she also said that because of concerns for human dignity; the Governor Chukwuma Soludo administration is currently making frantic efforts to establish a conducive shelter for the protection of victims of human trafficking, saying that the project will be actualized soon.

The Commissioner, who chairs the Anambra State Anti-Trafficking Task Force, explained that the team has continued to engage in various activities geared towards smooth operations and achieving the goals for which it was set up.

As part of the activities, Professor Ifemeje said that from twenty third July till date, there has been an elaborate legal framework to help fight against trafficking-in-persons in the state, including the new Anti-Trafficking law of Anambra State, 2024.

She informed the gathering that the introduction of free education from primary school to junior secondary school by the Soludo administration will help curb exposure of children within the state to trafficking, adding that public enlightenment campaigns, capacity building for members of the anti-trafficking task force and strategic partnership with individuals and organizations are other ways of addressing the social menace of human trafficking in the state. ABS

Source: Hardcore News 

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