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Thursday, 16 October 2014

We make them eat live snakes and snails: Human Traffickers

Guilt has been written on the face of a woman discovered to be in the business of human trafficking after she forced two Nigerian women into prostitution by making them eat snakes in an African black magic ceremony in order to frighten them and conceal the truth. Lizzy Idahosa, who is about 24 years old, and her husband Jackson Omoruyi, 41, made more than £70,000 out of the women, who were terrified with voodoo and made to see a witch-doctor for a horror ceremony with charms. The duo are now facing jail sentences after Idahosa was convicted of trafficking the women, stirring them up to become commercial sex workers and transferring criminal property, while Omoruyi was found guilty of money laundering. The couple according to reports are responsible for transporting their victims into the UK. During the couple's trial at Cardiff Crown Court, the jury was told that the two victims, aged 23 and 29, had their pubic hair shaved and forced to eat live snakes and snails as part of the ritual, and then flown to Britain in the belief that they were going to find a better life. However, when they arrived in the UK they were put to work as prostitutes, working in hotels at massage parlours across England and Wales. They were told they had to give all the money they earned to Idahosa, and believed the charms would make them go insane or die if they refused. One of the spokesmen who led the investigation said that trafficking is an appalling crime that has no place in today's society but as this case has shown, it is taking place here and that is why they are taking action on a number of fronts. A Nigerian spokes person reinstated the evils of trafficking and confirmed that the country is working with law enforcement agents overseas in strengthening the law against trafficking and modern slavery so that it will make it easier to prosecute the criminals behind trafficking and improve the protection of victims. Source: News2online

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