National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, said that its operatives have successfully nabbed one of Italy’s most wanted human trafficker, Charity Omoruyi, also known as ‘Jeff Joy’.
Omoruyi, 54, who was sentenced to 13 years of jail term in absentia by the court of Ancona in Italy for the crimes of human trafficking, exploitation for prostitution, slavery, and abetting of unlawful migration, fled to Nigeria and was put on InterPol red notice.
NAPTIP, in a statement, signed by Vincent Adekoye, on there twitter handle on Friday, 10th March, 2023, explained that the success of the operation was made possible through the support of the Department of State Services, DSS, the Federal Ministry of Justice, and the Italian authorities.
Following the receipt of a formal request for extradition of Omoruyi in May 2022, by the Italian authorities; in June 2022 with the assistance of the DSS, Omoruyi was tracked and arrested in Benin, Edo State and was handed over to NAPTIP’s Benin Zonal Command and transferred to NAPTIP’s headquarters, Abuja.
Omoruyi was under NAPTIP’s custody until her arraignment before Hon. Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court 2, Maitama, Abuja, where a remand order was issued for her transfer to the Nigeria Correctional Centre, Suleja, Niger state, pending the finalization of the extradition process by the Federal Ministry of Justice.
Story: Christy Dung