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Two Remanded For Human Trafficking

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Two men, who attempted to obtain United Kingdom (UK) visas from the British Consulate in Lagos, were Thursday remanded in prison custody on human trafficking charges by a Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Igbosere.

Sunday Ugberase, 27, and Gbolagade Jimoh, 54, whose addresses were not given, are standing trial before Mrs O. A. Ogunbowale on a two-count charge of conspiracy and human trafficking.

Prosecuting Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sunday Ekong told the court that the defendants committed the alleged offences on March 14, at the British High Commission in Lagos.

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“The men and others at large approached the British Consulate for a United Kingdom Visa to transfer one Sunday Ugberase and others to the UK with intent to trade in them for their personal gain,” he alleged.

Ekong said that the alleged offences contravened Sections 274 (10) and 409 of the Criminal Law Lagos State, 2011.

Both men denied the charges.

The Magistrate adjourned the case till April 12 for hearing of their bail application.


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