Court In Oyo State Sentences Couple To 14 Years Imprisonment For Human Trafficking
A Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state on Monday the 26th of September 2016; sentenced a couple to 14 years imprisonment with hard labour for procuring and facilitating the trafficking and forcing one Bidemi Adesina into prostitution in Libya.
Justice Joyce Abdulmaleek convicted Mr Idowu Folorunso, 37, and his wife Titilayo, 35, and sentenced them to seven years with hard labour each.
In her judgement, Justice Abdulmaleek said that the prosecution provided overwhelming oral, documentary and other substantial evidence against the couple.
Testifying in court earlier, the victim said the Folorunsos lured her into prostitution in Libya where she became infected with HIV/AIDS. Adeshina also said that the couple told her that three other girls would be joining her for the teaching job in Libya. She revealed that she travelled from Ibadan through Kano, to Niger to Libya and found herself in a brothel.
The witness added that within eight months, the Folorunsos made her abort four pregnancies. She also said that the couple did not give her anything from the proceeds of her prostitution.
According to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP), the couple committed the crime on May 20, 2014, at Odo-Oba Elere, Ibadan.