Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Sex slavery: Police arraign 43-year-old trader

02 October 2013, 14:01

Lagos - For allegedly luring a woman into sex slavery in Libya, a trader, Iyabo Adefioye, was on Wednesday charged before a Somolu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Adefioye, 43, who resides at No. 14, Umoru Street, Olosa in Mushin area of Lagos, is being tried for conspiracy and human trafficking.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action had called for international efforts to eradicate sexual slavery as a human rights issue.

Sexual slavery is the slavery of unwilling people for sexual exploitation.

According to the prosecution, the accused sold a hairdresser, Risi Adegbite, 30, into sex slavery in Libya under the guise of assisting her to seek "greener pastures."

ASP Akinlabi Adegoke told the court that the accused with others still at large committed the offences sometime in August.

He said the accused, who was a regular caller at the complainant's saloon at Fadeyi Bus Stop, had promised to secure employment for her in Libya.

"When the complainant arrived in Libya on September 2, she realised that she had been defrauded and sold into sex slavery.

"She promptly contacted her family to intimate them of her predicament.

"The accused, however, claimed ignorance of the development,’’ the prosecutor said.

Adegoke noted that the offences contravened Sections 274 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Adefioye, however, entered a plea of not guilty.

In her ruling, the Magistrate, Bola Osunsanmi, admitted the accused to a bail of N200 000 in addition to two sureties in like sum.

NAN also reports that the accused, if found guilty, may be sentenced to 14 years imprisonment.

The case was adjourned to October 16 for further hearing.

-  NAN


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...