Nurse bags jail term for trafficking women using voodoo threat

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A nurse based in the United Kingdom on Wednesday bagged 14 years jail term after she made voodoo threat on five women to traffic them to Germany from Nigeria to work as sex workers.

The nurse, Josephine Iyamu, 51, was convicted of modern slavery. While on remand, Iyamu had plotted for the relatives of the five women to be arrested in Nigeria. This also got her convicted for perverting the course of justice.

Judge Richard Bond in a sentence, at the Birmingham crown court in Central England, said, “Trafficking human beings is an ugly offence. It must always be dealt with severely by the courts to deter others from taking part in this vile trade.

“All five of your victims had to be rescued from the boat they were on, before being put into a camp in Italy. You understood the potential dangers, you simply did not care,” Bond said.

Victims of human trafficking are made to embark on long distance journey across the Sahara Desert to Europe. A journey which many never get to complete as some die along the way while others are trapped in North African countries like Libya.

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