A 35-year-old woman, Success James, has been sentenced to 21 years’ imprisonment for luring four teenage girls into prostitution in Agbor, Delta State.
A 35-year-old woman, Success James, has been sentenced to 21 years imprisonment for luring four teenage girls into prostitution in Agbor, Delta State.
She was convicted and sentenced by a Child, Sexual and Gender-Based Viol£nce Chief Magistrate Court, sitting in Awka, Anambra State.
The convict was arrested in December last year after the Anambra State Commissioner for Women’s Affairs and Social Welfare, Mrs Ify Obinabo, intercepted four girls aged between 13 and 15 years in Onitsha, who were into pro§titution.
The girls confessed that a certain Madam Success, lured them into pro§titution, with a promise of a job in a restaurant in Agbor where they would be selling drinks in a beer parlor; but on getting to Agbor, they discovered that it was pro§titution work they were brought to do.
The victims were rescued during a raid operation in a brothel owned and managed by the convict.
The convict was brought before the court with an eight-count charge of conspiracy and other offenses involving child labor, sexual exploitation, and child slavery, and the presiding court found him guilty on seven of the eight counts.
Delivering judgement on the case, the Presiding Chief Magistrate, Genevieve Osakwe, found Success James guilty of count 1 and sentenced her to 5 years imprisonment; count 2 attracted 5 years imprisonment; she was slammed 2 years imprisonment in count 3; count 4 was 4 years imprisonment; 2 years imprisonment in count 5; in count 7, she was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment, while count 8 attracted 1 year imprisonment.
The Chief Magistrate, however, declared that all the sentences would run concurrently, without any option of fine.