Child Labour: Two Housewives Face Criminal Charges


National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons has filed a five-count criminal charge of using underaged children for child labour against two housewives, Adijat Olojede and Risikat Ibrahim.

In the charge number FHC/L/432c/11 filed before a Federal High Court in Lagos by NAPTIP’s prosecuting counsel, Ajie Nneka Adam, the two accused housewives Risikat Ibrahim, 37, of 35, Adewale Street, Olumegbon, Ajah and 32-year-old Adijat Olojede of 3, Atinuke Close, Omole Ogba, Aguda, Ikeja on or about 26 June, 2011, at Bar Beach waterside, Eko Hotel, Lagos took Musili Lawal, aged 8 from her mother, Mrs. Lawal Kehinde, without her consent thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 19 (1) (a ) of the Trafficking in Persons Law Enforcement and Administration Act 2003 as amended.

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The two accused housewives were alleged to have deprived Mrs. Kehinde, mother of Musili Lawal of the girl, and used the girl for forced labour, contrary to Section 22 (1) (a ) of the trafficking in person Law Enforcement and Administration Act 2003 as amended.

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