By Steve Seigha, Abuja
The allegation of sex/human trafficking which led to the arrest of Mr. Dafe Sejebor, former Group General Manager of National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), has been confirmed to be entirely false.
Sejebor was arrested along in the US over his alleged involvement in human trafficking.
The allegation and charge of sex trafficking against Dafe Sejebor was dismissed on February 19, 2020.
Mr. Mark W. Bennett, counsel to Dafe Sejebor, disclosed and confirmed the dismissal of the charge against his client in a statement dated 31 July, 2020.
” Mr. Dafe Sejebor was arrested on March 27, 2019, and erroneously charged with misdemeanor prostitution ”
” Reports that Mr. Sejebor was arrested for or accused of sex trafficking are entirely false ”.
‘Mark W. Bennett, further affirmed that ” the charge against Mr. Sejebor was dismissed on February 19, 2020, and the official records have been expunged by Court order of May 20, 2020 (Expunction Order 2920-15803). There will be no legal consequences from this arrest. He may lawfully deny, even under oath, that the arrest ever occurred ”.
However, reacting to dismissal of the allegation against Dafe Sejebor, an Urhobo youth leader, Mr. Edewo Umukoro, congratulated Dafe Sejebor, adding that the dismissal has vindicated the former Group General Manager of National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), NNPC.
Mukoro, noted that the development is good for the image of Urhobo Nation in Delta state and Nigeria as a country.
He said, Dafe Sejebor is a well respected and illustrious son of Urhobo Nation and patriotic Nigerian, that served the country diligently and meritoriously for 35 years before he retired from NAPIMS, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), in October 2017.
Mukoro, condemned the attempt to tarnish the image of an innocent Nigerian, Dafe Sejebor, with false accusation of sex and human trafficking.
He called on the Federal Government and Nigerians to disregard the incident, adding that with the dismissal of the charge, Dafe Sejebor has made Nigeria proud before the international community.