Hon. Justice John Targema, Hon. Justice Adunola Adewemimo and Hon. Justice Oluwakayode Arowosegbe on Monday 22nd May 2023 were present at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Roundtable discussion with Judges and Prosecutors on Combating Trafficking In Persons and Smuggling of Migrants at Edo Heritage Hotel, Benin, Edo State, South-South Nigeria.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) was established in 1997 as the Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention by combining the United Nations International Drug Control Program (UNDCP) and the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Division in the United Nations Office at Vienna.
By virtue of Section 254(i) of the 1999 Constitution as amended, the National Industrial Court has the jurisdiction to hear matters connected with or related to child labour, child abuse, human trafficking or any matter connected therewith or related thereto.
The UNODC roundtable discussion is meant for Judges of the Superior Courts and is aimed at sensitizing and strengthening the capacity of the justice sector to address trafficking in persons, smuggling of migrants and drug control.