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Niger­ian Anti-Traf­fick­ing Activist —  Ochuko joy Agbeyegbe Speaks at US Con­fer­ence, Calls for Coop­er­a­tion


A Niger­ian anti-traf­fick­ing activist, Bar­ris­ter Ochuko Joy Agbeyegbe has called for greater coop­er­a­tion between the State and tra­di­tion­al insti­tu­tions as well as between Nations in order to effec­tive­ly pros­e­cute the cru­sade against human traf­fick­ing.

Recall in an ear­li­er post brought news of her invi­ta­tion to US for a con­fer­ence on Human Traf­fick­ing.

She made this known while speak­ing at the 15th Annu­al Human Traf­fick­ing and Social Jus­tice Con­fer­ence at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Tole­do in the Unit­ed States of Amer­i­ca (USA).


Pre­sent­ing a paper titled ‘Find­ing a Voice, from Africa to Europe, the effect of voodoo secre­cy oath sworn by vic­tims of sex traf­fick­ing. She explained that 90% of Niger­ian girls traf­ficked for sex­u­al exploita­tion were first made to take secre­cy oath. That the secre­cy oath for­bids the vic­tims from ever report­ing her madam to the police and to com­plete repay­ment of her debts.

In the des­per­ate bid to escape pover­ty these girls fall vic­tims to the mali­cious schemes of mis­chie­vous indi­vid­u­als and their accom­plices who sub­ject them to all man­ners of fetishism in order to con­ceal their deeds and ensure prof­itable returns on their evil invest­ments.

Ochuko joy Agbeyegbe giv­ing a speach dur­ing the Con­fer­ence

Bar­ris­ter joy also com­mend­ed the recent effort by the   Oba of Benin to com­bat human traf­fick­ing in Edo state. Inform­ing the esteemed audi­ence of how the monarch invit­ed all voodoo priests to his palace ear­li­er this year and placed curse on traf­fick­ers and their col­lab­o­ra­tors.

The pur­pose of the Con­fer­ence is to bring togeth­er researchers and prac­ti­tion­ers in an effort to lay the ground­work for future col­lab­o­ra­tive research, advo­ca­cy and pro­gram devel­op­ment.

This year the con­fer­ence wel­comed pre­sen­ters and atten­dees from 34 states with­in the US and 25 coun­tries around the world. There were three speak­ers from Nige­ria, Ochuko Joy Agbeyegbe, Joseph Osuig­we and Mau­reen Eke a Niger­ian pro­fes­sor at Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan.

One thought on “Niger­ian Anti-Traf­fick­ing Activist —  Ochuko joy Agbeyegbe Speaks at US Con­fer­ence, Calls for Coop­er­a­tion

  1. Thanks for your inspi­ra­tion and great Joy you spread to oth­ers. Con­tin­ue SUCCESS on all your Achieve­ments
    My Sis­ter Ochuko Joy

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