Saturday, 14 June 2014

Nigerian gang smuggled 23 year old girl from Edo to UK as sex slave

Three members of an international prostitution ring that smuggled a Nigerian woman into the UK to work as a sex slave under the threat of a voodoo curse are facing jail today.Olusoji Oluwafemi, 44, Johnson Olayinka, 45, and Florence Obadiaru, 48, were convicted of trafficking the woman into the UK for sexual exploitation and arranging for her transfer to Italy.

The gang conned the innocent 23-year-old into flying to Heathrow Airport on a bogus passport with the promise of education, a job and a new home.
Before leaving Nigeria, she was raped and forced to go through a black magic ‘juju’ death ritual to prevent her running away.
According to Mailonline,when the woman arrived in London, her employment failed to materialise. Instead, she was told she was destined to work as a sex slave in Italy.
The plan was only thwarted when Italian authorities spotted her forged ID and sent her back to the UK.
The victim, who only spoke a little English, had been recruited by a Nigerian local called Beneditta in her home village near Benin City.Her family had struggled financially since the death of her father in 2008, but she aspired to become a nurse.
In February 2011, Beneditta offered to help the young woman by sending her to England to be educated properly and get a job.She was told the cost would be £40,000 – which she would have to repay to the organisers.She had no idea at all what £40,000 was in her own currency, her life had been very hard after her father died, and she jumped at the chance to be educated and be trained for a job, and get away from the desperation and misery of her current family situation.She was very excited, a naive young girl, at the prospect of going abroad.’
She was sent to theNigerian capital of Lagos on March 23, 2011, to meet a man called Felis who made her a false passport and coached her in getting through UK immigration.
While he was doing that, he began to sexually assault her’,That led him to beat her with a belt and that in turn led to him raping her that night.’When she complained to Beneditta the next morning, she was told: ‘It was what you should have expected’.She was then told to pose for photos with a man who would pretend to be her husband.In September 2011 she was summoned to the west African country of Benin to get a visa.The woman was then told to swear an oath to repay the money in a ceremony that involved cutting her armpit and pubic hair and taking finger nail clippings.
She was driven to Lagos on September 12, 2011 and put on a plane to the UK, meeting Olayinka at Heathrow Airport.Olayinka, calling himself ‘Mike’, checked her into the Marbella Hotel in Peckham, south London, and took away her money and passport.She was next taken to the house of Obadiaru, an old friend of Beneditta’s, and kept there for a few weeks with no sign of a job or education.Obadiaru’s son, who suffers from learning difficulties, groped her on the first night in the house in Brockley, southeast London.

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