Two Nigerians have been arrested for human trafficking and money laundering in the UK.
Lizzy Idahosa, 24, and Jackson Omoruyi, 41, were reported to have made more than £75,000 out of their victims after scaring them with witchcraft and luring them to work as prostitutes in Britain.
According to Daily Star, the culprits arranged for their victims to see a witch-doctor for a “juju” ceremony, where the victims, 23 and 29, were made to strip off their clothes and eat snails and live snakes as part of the ritual.
Idahosa and Omoruyi, who were arrested at their London home on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, denied all allegations levied against them in court.
They were however remanded in custody to be sentenced by November, 2014 after a jury at Cardiff Crown Court found them guilty.
Idahosa, who was pregnant at the time of report was convicted of trafficking women into and around the UK, inciting them to work as prostitutes and transferring criminal property as her partner in crime, Omoruyi was guilty of money laundering.
The victims of the scam according to report, came to Britain from Nigeria hoping for a better life, but were deceived into working as hookers all over the country before being rescued at Cardiff’s Ambassador Massage parlour.
They were reportedly giving all their earning to Idahosa with the fear that the black magic might harm them if they fail to renege on their covenant.
The pair gave their earnings to Idahosa believing the black magic curses would make them go insane or die.
Idahosa and Omoruyi were reported to have earned a cumulative sum of £75,000 from their victims.