Director General of NAPTIP, Julie Okah-Donli

The Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, has approved the dismissal of six officers of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

One official was sent on compulsory retirement and two others sanctioned for various offences that were inimical to the operations of the agency.

The dismissal followed the recommendation of the management of the agency, which found the officials culpable for various offences.

A statement from the commission said the agency outlined the offences committed by the officials to include arranging professional sureties for suspects for a fee, providing information about the operations of the agency to outsiders for a fee thereby endangering the lives of officers of the agency, collection of bribe and aiding the escape of suspects.

Others were making love advances to potential victims of trafficking, as a condition for rendering service to them, absence without official leave (AWOL) from July 2017 to May, 2018 and financial embarrassment among others.

The offences were categorized under corruption, divided loyalty, sabotage and gross indiscipline contrary to the Civil Service Regulations.

The Director General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, who expressed sadness over the development said though it was a difficult decision for management, but the agency had to take the step in the right direction to enhance global trust in the agency and to serve as a deterrent to others.

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