The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has dismissed five of its personnel, including a Deputy Director, for various offences.

A statement by the agency’s Press officer, Mr. Vincent Adegoke says the offences range from corruption; demanding and receiving bribes from suspects and relatives; leaking confidential information to suspects that endangered the lives of colleagues; violation of oath of secrecy; stealing and alteration of official records and Absent Without Official Leave.

The statement explains that the offences are all contrary to provisions of the Public Service Rules and other extant laws and regulations.

Two other officers were demoted by two ranks for soliciting for bribe from a suspect of human trafficking, while one officer was demoted by one rank for negligence of duty.

According to NAPTIP, The disciplinary actions followed the approval of the Governing Board of the Agency, and in accordance with the Public Service Rules and other extant laws and regulations.

Meanwhile, a Federal High Court sitting in Sokoto has convicted a Law Enforcement Officer and sentenced him to prison.

He was convicted on a two-count charge of trafficking and was sentenced to 5years on each count.

This is NAPTIP’s 37th conviction this year.

Radio Nigeria

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