Nigerian Women Weep After Being Jailed For Sex Trafficking In Ghana, Beg To Be Sent Back To Nigeria

Nigerian Women Weep After Being Jailed For Sex Trafficking In Ghana, Beg To Be Sent Back To Nigeria

  • Two Nigerian women have been jailed for 10 years and seven years, respectively, with hard labour after a sex trafficking conviction
  • The two women cried in court when sentenced on trafficking charges and begged to be sent back to Nigeria
  • The four trafficking victims were in number and all Nigerian nationals, according to testimony in the Tarkwa Circuit Court

Two Nigerian women wept after being sentenced to a combined 17 years in prison in hard labour for trafficking four girls and forcing them into the sex trade.

Of the two, Precious Emmanuel was jailed for 10 years, while Success John was jailed for seven years by the Tarkwa Circuit Court.

Nigerian Women Weep After Being Jailed
The women were sentenced to a combined 17 years with hard labour. Source: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

They had been charged with human trafficking and use of trafficked persons.

According to GNA reports, they begged for repatriation to Nigeria after sentencing.

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The four victims of the sex trafficking were all Nigerian. They came to Ghana for schooling and sales work but ended up in the sex trade.

Momo vendor jailed for impersonating police officer

A mobile money merchant was jailed after pretending to be the Oti Regional Police Commander to release a friend in police custody.

The merchant was jailed for six months with hard labour because of his false pretence attempt.

The merchant's friend had been arrested for possessing narcotic substances at Teshie Bush Road.

Thief traced using stolen AirPods

In August 2023, reported that a thief was arrested after he broke into a room at Nungua in Accra and stole cash and personal effects, including an Apple AirPods.

30-year-old Bortey Borteye's decision to steal the AirPods helped police track the gadget on the complainant's phone, leading to his arrest.

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He has been jailed on two counts for five and two years, but the sentences will run concurrently.

Two jailed for recruitment fraud

Two persons have been jailed for 32 months for defrauding a man trying to buy placements in the Army.

The two defrauded a local businessman of over GH¢50,000, paid in two instalments.

The case was heard by a Twedie District court in the Atwima Kwanwoma district of the Ashanti Region.

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