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NAPTIP dismisses director, four officers for misconduct

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The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, has sacked a deputy director and four other officers for misconduct including bribery, corruption and receiving bribes from suspects and relatives.

This was disclosed by NAPTIP’s Press Officer, Vincent Adekoye in a statement on Wednesday.

Adekoye explains that part of the offences also committed by the officers was leaking confidential information to suspects thereby endangering the lives of colleagues, violating the oath of secrecy, stealing and alteration of official records and being absent without official leave.

He said, “These 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 bribes from a suspect of human trafficking, while one officer was demoted by one rank for negligence of duty.

“The disciplinary actions followed the approval of the Governing Board of the Agency at its meeting of May 25, 2023. At that meeting, the board considered and ratified the decision of the agency’s Senior Staff Committee which earlier sat on the disciplinary matters in accordance with the Public Service Rules and other extant laws and regulations.”

Adekoye also disclosed that a law enforcement officer was convicted and sentenced to prison by a Federal High Court in Sokoto State.

He said the officer was convicted on two counts of trafficking, contrary to section 26 (2) of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act (2015) and was sentenced to five years on each count.

In what he called “NAPTIP’s 37th conviction and counting for the year 2023.”

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