Mother Of 3 Jailed For Keeping 12-yr-old Sister As Slave (photo)

Physinews Reports: A mother of three who used her own half-sister
as her slave after promising to train her in
school has been sentenced to two in prison.

A middle-aged woman, Glory Abang, has been
sentenced to two years in prison for allegedly

keeping her 12-year-old half-sister as her
slave while exploiting and exposing her to
psychological for many years.

The sentence was handed down to the Akwa
Ibom State-born Abang by a Federal High Court
sitting in Minna, the capital of Niger State, on
Tuesday, September 27, 2016, after she was
arraigned by the National Agency for the
Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

The NAPTIP prosecutor had earlier told the
President of the court, Hon. Justice Y. Bogoro ,
that Abang had engaged the girl child in
activities that were exploitative, injurious or
hazardous to her physical, social and
psychological development.

Abang, a resident of Chief Palace, Goram, was
arrested by the NAPTIP officials in July 2015,
following a tip-off by her neighbours on the ill
treatment she was meting out to her sister.

Upon investigation, it was discovered that
Abang had taken the girl from her hometown
with the promise of sending her to school but
instead of doing as she had promised her
parents, she turned her into her slave.

She was discovered not to have enrolled the
girl in any school but rather engaged her in
activities that were exploitative, including
sleeping in a Poultry facility at her residence
which is exploitative and hazardous to the
child’s psychological development.'

When Abang was arraigned in court on a one-
count charge, she pleaded guilty but pleaded
for leniency.

Delivering his judgment, Bogoro convicted the
accused and sentenced her to two years
imprisonment under section 23(1) (b) of the
Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement
and Administration Act, 2015 which says:
"Any person who employs, requires, recruits,
transports, harbours, receives or hires out a
child to do any work that is exploitative,
injurious or hazardous to the physical, social
and psychological development of the child,
commits an offence and is liable on conviction
to imprisonment for a minimum term of 2 years
but not exceeding 7 years without an option of
fine."
Her photo below: