BREAKING: Massive Sack Rocks NAPTIP
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other related matters (NAPTIP), says it has sacked six of its officers for corruption and official misconduct.
The offences of the officers who included a Deputy Director, ranged from corruption; demanding and receiving bribes from suspects and relatives; leaking confidential information to suspects that endangered the lives of colleagues; violation of oath of secrecy; stealing and alteration of official records and absence without official leave.
The Press Officer of the NAPTIP, Vincent Adekoye, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, noting that the offences were said to be contrary to provisions of the Public Service Rules and other extant laws and regulations.
Two other officers were demoted by two ranks for soliciting for bribe from a suspect of human trafficking, while one officer was demoted by one rank for negligence of duty.
He added that the agency had secured their conviction.
NAPTIP said; “The disciplinary actions followed the approval of the Governing Board of the Agency at its meeting of May 25, 2023. At that meeting, the Board considered and ratified the decision of the Agency’s Senior Staff Committee (SSC) which earlier sat on the disciplinary matters in accordance with the Public Service Rules and other extant laws and regulations.”
“Meanwhile, a Federal High Court sitting in Sokoto has convicted a Law Enforcement Officer and sentenced him to prison. He was convicted on a two-count charge of trafficking, contrary to section 26 (2) of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act (2015) and was sentenced to 5years on each count. This is NAPTIP’s 37th conviction and counting for the year 2023,” he added.