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Two Nigerians, Lucy Malachi and Christiani Oranugu, have been taken into custody with trafficking young girls from Nigeria to The Gambia. Mr Oranugu is known to have fled the sphere.

According to the particulars of the offences, between October 2017 and January 2018, Ms Malachi and Mr Oranugu trafficked 16-year-old Benita Robert, 18-year-old Peace Sunday, 18-year-old Blessing Effiong and Grace Ita from Nigeria to The Gambia for the purpose of misused and prostitution.

Immigration Officer Samba Bah said Miss Robert told him that when she started, she used to sleep with up to 15 men a night for a hundred dalasis per session.

Upon her return, while bleeding, she would hand over the payments to Ms Malachi who would count the money and throw a tantrum at her D1,500 poor pickings.

He said Ms Malachi would nag her and tell her that the take home for sex workers should not be less than D2,000 every night.

Mr Bah said Miss Robert was moved to another sex spot called“Class One” and started collecting D2,000 per night.

‘Officer Bah said Miss Robert was sad with selling herself to men and one night left for work with her clothes in her bag and at the end of her unwanted rounds, and instead of returning to give her pimp the payments for the night, reported herself to the Sanchaba Sulay Jobe Police Station.’

Ms Malachi is charged with conspiracy to commit a felony, conspiracy to defile, trafficking in person, acting as intermediary for the purpose of trafficking, exportation and importation of persons from and into The Gambia, money laundering, procuration, and female person living on earnings of prostitution or persistently soliciting.

The two traffickers are alleged of receivingD500,000 as proceeds of crime from the four young women.

The matter was heard before Justice Ebrima Ba Jaiteh of the Banjul High Court yesterday.

Source___Standard News

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