.

Switch to the dark mode that's kinder on your eyes at night time.

Switch to the light mode that's kinder on your eyes at day time.

Switch to the dark mode that's kinder on your eyes at night time.

Switch to the light mode that's kinder on your eyes at day time.

in , ,

23 Nigerians Who Trade In Prostitution Sentenced To 7 Years Imprisonment In France

Police Rapes, Molests and Assaults Us In Detention - ABUJA PROSTITUTES NARRATE THEIR ORDEAL

Police Rapes, Molests and Assaults Us In Detention - ABUJA PROSTITUTES NARRATE THEIR ORDEAL

23 Nigerians who traded in prostitution by luring young Nigerian ladies into Europe have been sentenced to seven years imprisonment.

It was the latest case to highlight the growing use of African migrants in the European sex trade.

READ ALSO:   Fayose Mocks Sowore In Prison Custody And This Happens…

Among those sentenced was Europe’s most wanted woman, fugitive Jessica Edosomwan, accused of acting as a France-based “madam” to women recruited mainly in Nigeria’s Edo State.

Edosomwan was tried in absentia.

Also sentenced was self-styled Pastor Stanley Omoregie, 35, who said he just wanted to help the people in his community.

One of the 10 women accused for prostitution racket in Lyon before the trial started

He denied in court the accusation of being involved in running a prostitution racket and trafficking of young girls from Nigeria to Europe.

READ ALSO:  Angry Mobs Kill Three Robbery Suspects Planning To Vandalize Transformer

Half of the 24 defendants present are women, mostly under 35 years old, and suspected of being the “mamas” of the network, in other words pimps.

Nigeria was the main country of origin for the tens of thousands of migrants who crossed the Mediterranean to Europe by boat in 2016 and 2017.

Many were women and girls lured to Europe with false promises of jobs as hairdressers or seamstresses, only to find themselves selling sex to repay their smugglers.

READ ALSO:   LAGOS MOTORISTS: Know Your Traffic Offences And Penalties Attached – PENALTIES BEGIN FROM DECEMBER 2019

Seventeen women filed complaints against the defendants but none of the victims attended the trial, with the exception of one former sex worker who found herself in the dock for luring another woman into the trade.

The accused had faced up to 10 years’ imprisonment on charges including human trafficking, pimping, money laundering and helping people live illegally in France.

Prosecutors estimated that the victims, aged 17 to 38, made up to 150,000 euros ($166,000) a month for the syndicate by selling sex in vans parked by the side of the road for as little as 10 euros.

READ ALSO:  You Won’t Pour Rice Water Away Anymore After Reading This, Ten Unexpected Benefits Of Rice Water

A French mechanic who looked after the vans were among the 24 defendants.

Last year, 15 members of a Paris-based, female-led pimping ring known as the “Authentic Sisters” — many themselves former trafficking victims — were jailed for up to 11 years for forcing girls into slavery in France.

Similar gangs have also been dismantled in Italy and Britain.

The UN estimates that 80 per cent of young Nigerian women arriving in Italy — usually their first port of call in Europe — are already in the clutches of prostitution networks, or quickly fall under their control.

READ ALSO:   No life should be taken wantonly under any guise – Buhari Orders Thorough Investigation Into The Roasting Of PDP Woman In Kogi

Most of the women come from Nigeria’s Benin City, a human trafficking hotbed.

Many told investigators they had taken part in “juju” or black magic rituals before leaving Nigeria, during which they had to promise to repay the money for their passage to Europe.

 

 

www.sojworldnews.com (c) November 30, 2019

 

Written by Adesoji OMOSEBI

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Angry Mobs Kill Three Robbery Suspects Vandalizing Transformers

Sacked Arsenal Head Coach Reacts With Emotional Farewell Letter To Club Management

Back to Top

Hey Friend! Before You Go…

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox before everyone else!

Don't worry, we don't spam

Close
Close