State prosecutors at the Attorney General’s Chambers in Banjul have indicted one Jennifer Ozuem, a 29-year-old Nigerian woman with trafficking in persons after she allegedly trafficked her fellow Nigerian to Gambia for the purpose of prostitution.
She appeared earlier Tuesday afternoon before a high court Judge in Banjul charged with one count of trafficking in persons and another count of importation of persons into The Gambia contrary to the TIP Act .
After her brief apperance, the trial judge adjourned the case to 19 October 2021 for full hearing while remanding the suspect in state custody pending plea taking.
Meanwhile, Justice ministry in a brief statement following the apperance of the 29-year-old accused, reiterated its zero tolerance policy on trafficking in persons. “Those found liable for participating or aiding in the trafficking of victims will be swiftly arrested and prosecuted,” the justice ministry said.
The victim, named withheld, was reportedly trafficked to The Gambia from Nigeria and forced into prostitution.