On July 20, 2014, a Benin-based socialite, Mrs. Eunice John Ayegidi, was sentenced to 10 years for trafficking of girls for prostitution.
The Main Points:
- The arrest occurred in Ghana in 2012.
- Mrs. Ayegidi was prosecuted by Benin Zonal Command of the National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP).
- Some of the girls trafficked by Mrs. Ayegidi were Nigerian.
- The judge has made an example out of Mrs. Ayegidi to deter traffickers from trafficking humans in and/or out of Ghana in the future.