Two women have on Monday 6th January 2020 appeared before Magistrate Marke Ngegba to answer to twenty-nine counts charges related to offenses of Conspiracy, Engaging in Human Trafficking and Obtaining Money by False Pretense. The accused, Fatmata Kamara and Kadiatu Kargbo are alleged to have trafficked the victims through Gendema, Liberia and Ghana to countries in the Middle East like Lebanon, Oman and Iraq for the purpose of exploitation. While the two women are both mentioned in three of the 29 counts, only Fatmata Kamara is mentioned in the remaining 26 counts. Fatmata Kamara is further alleged to have obtained monies worth almost thirty million Leones (Le 30,000,000) from the victims on the pretense that she will facilitate their travelling to the countries involved and help them get jobs. The State prosecutor Adrian Fisher told the Magistrate that the nine victims are presently kept at a safe location and arrangements are being made for them to come to court and testify. No bail was granted to the two women and hearing continues on Friday 10th January 2020.
By Edna Browne-Dauphine
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