Chinedu Eziuzor, a 21-year-old man in Enugu state, has been sentenced to seven months in jail for sexually exploiting his sister.

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The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) announced the young man’s case in a statement on Tuesday.

According to the agency, Eziuzor was convicted on a one-count charge under section 16(1) of the Trafficking In Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act (TIPPEA) 2015.

The agency revealed that the incident occurred last year resulting in the arrest of the young man.

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It said Eziuzor was arraigned and convicted for the offence on September 30.

NAPTIP added that his prison term will start running from the date of his arrest.

“A 21-year-old, Male (Chinedu Eziuzor) was convicted on a one-count charge under section 16(1) of the TIPPEA 2015 and was sentenced to a seven (7) month prison term, to start running from the date of arrest, for sexually exploiting his sister sometime in 2021,” the statement reads.

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In recent times, there have been growing concerns over cases of sexual abuse in the country, with many calling on the government to address the issue.

NAPTIP was created on July 14, 2003, by the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act 2003.

The agency was established as part of the federal government’s response to address the scourge of trafficking in persons.

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