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National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP says it has charged to court a director and two others from Sokoto State over alleged sexual exploitation of a minor.

NAPTIP said this in a statement by Adekoye Vincent, of the Press and Public Relations Unit, on Tuesday in Abuja.

The agency said the accused were Director of Finance, Ahmed Yahaya, Sokoto State Urban and Regional Planning Board, Mr Ibrahim Isah, the state Internal Auditor and the Special Assistant to the Finance Director Habibu Abdullahi.

NAPTIP said the case was referred to it by the National Human Rights Commission, Sokoto State Office.

It said that the culprits were said to have carried out the sexual exploitation on the 12-year-old name withheld who sold pure water within the jurisdiction of their offices.

It alleged that, sometimes in May 2019, the victim came to the office of the suspects seeking financial assistance and they all took the advantage, to have illicit sex with the girl one after the other.