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Akwa Ibom: Swedish-Nigerian girl sentenced to 4 yr imprisonment over baby trafficking

A Federal Excessive Courtroom in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Tuesday, sentenced a Swedish-Nigerian girl, Stephany Isaksson, 43, to 4 years imprisonment over her involvement in baby trafficking.

The convict who hailed from Mbiayon Uran in Akwa Ibom State was stated to have obtained an 18month outdated child from one Uduak, now at giant with the intent of trafficking.

It was revealed by the court docket that Issakson was arrested by the Swedish Embassy when she went to acquire the mandatory papers for the kid and was handed over to the Nationwide Company for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Individuals (NAPTIP) in 2018 for prosecution.

Delivering his judgement with cost quantity, FHC/UY/108C/2019, Justice Fatun Riman nailed the convict on two depend expenses for receiving the newborn by the use of fraud opposite to part 13(2)(b) of trafficking in individuals (prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act 2015 and for acquiring the possession of the newborn figuring out that the newborn will probably be topic to exploitation opposite to part 21 of the Trafficking in individuals (prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act.

Justice Riman, for depend one, sentenced the convict to a time period of two years or pay a superb of 250,000 and in addition on depend two, she was sentenced to a time period of two years or pay a superb of 250,000, noting that the sentence will run concurrently whereas the superb is accumulative.