May 5, 2017 – Joy Raji, Nigerian Human Trafficker Accused Of Transporting Girls To Work As Slaves In Kuwait & Saudi Arabia Jailed
Mrs Joy Raji, a 58-year-old married mother of three, who hails from Ikpoba Okha area of Edo state has been sent to jail for allegedly trafficking young girls to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to work as slaves.
Joy who pleaded not guilty to human trafficking was alleged to have trafficked an 18-year-old girl to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia for exploitative purposes in collaboration with her brother, Evans Aghahowa.
A statement yesterday in Benin, Edo State capital, by Acting Zonal Commander of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Nduka Nwanwenne, said the victim’s testimony during the trial showed that she would have been sold to different persons without proper care.
The girl reportedly said:
“A certain man took me to a 20-storey building and I was locked up inside. I never came out again. I was not given food; I ate from remnants I could find. When I complained, the man told me that he paid 750 Kuwait Dinar to purchase me.”
Justice Alero Edodo Eruaga found Mrs Raji guilty on all the charges.
Justice Eruaga sentenced Raji to 6 years imprisonment without option of fine.