COURT OF APPEAL OF

BURKINA FASO
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Unity- Progress-Justice

OUAGADOUGOU

Judgement No. 027 of 30 January
2019
Legal department No.: 026 / 2019

CASE:
Public Prosecution:

HIGH COURT OF OUAHIGOUYA
-----------------------HEARING OF JANUARY 30, 2019, ON CRIMINAL MATTERS
Public hearing of the High Court of Ouahigouya (Burkina Faso) on
the thirtieth of December two thousand and nineteen, for ruling
criminal matters, in which were present:

Vs
E.R.A.
TYPE OF THE OFFENCE
Human trafficking
Decision
(See verdict)

Mr Ali SANOU, investigating judge at the said court and acting as
President:
PRESIDENT
Mrs T. Justine SAWADOGO, Deputy State Counsel of Faso,
representing the Legal Department;
LEGAL DEPARTMENT
Assisted by Barrister Iliassé SAVADOGO, Secretary of the Registry
and Legal Departments;
COURT REGISTRAR
And Mr. Idrissa DIALLO, Sworn Interpreter;
INTERPRETER:

PANEL
Ali SANOU, President
Justine T. SAWADOGO, L.D.
Iliassé SAVADOGO,

The following judgement was delivered:
BETWEEN
The State Counsel of Faso, petitioner in a flagrante delicto proceeding:

Court Registrar
Idrissa DIALLO, Interpreter

ON THE ONE HAND;
AND
E.R.A, born in 1991 in Akwa Ibom State/Nigeria, son of E.A. and
O.A, Burkinabe, Nigerian citizen residing in Cotonou, single, father of
one child, already convicted in 2016 for pimping by the High Court of
Ouahigouya, not recruited or given an award;
Accused of: having in Ouahigouya, during January 2019, less than
three (03) years ago, committed human trafficking, in the case at hand
the recruitment, transport, transfer, accommodation or reception of
minors, namely D.S.E, M.A.F and U.M from Lagos/Nigeria in
Ouahigouya/Burkina Faso for proposals;
Acts provided for and punished by articles 511-1, 511.2, 511-3
and 511.4 of the Penal Code;
ON THE OTHER HAND;
During the appeal, the State Counsel of Faso stated that he had
summoned the above accused before the Court at today's hearing to
defend herself on account of the aforementioned prejudice;

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