The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP, has said about 40 cases involving domestic and sexual violence, sexual abuse of minors, rape, incest, sodomy, are presently under investigation.
Director-General of NAPTIP, Julie Okah-Donli said this at the commissioning of a water project donated by ex-beauty queen and founder, African Scholars Care Initiative, Joy Onumajuru-Osomiamhe, to the LEA primary school in Jahi 1, Abuja.
Okah-Donli said these cases were recorded during the five weeks lockdown ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari.
She noted that some persons took advantage of the period to unleash violence on their loved ones who are mostly women.
She added that over 400 persons have been prosecuted for human trafficking.
She warned that the agency would not hesitate to invoke the relevant laws to deal with anyone found to be disturbing the peace of the nation at this period.