A Nigerian, Osezua Osolase, 42 years of age, has been jailed for 20 years for trafficking Nigerian teenage girls into Britain and using them as sex slaves after terrifying them with rituals. He was convicted at the Canterbury Crown Court on Friday, of trafficking three girls aged 14, 16, and 17,UK Daily Mail reports.
Evidence that shows that at least 28 victims were illegally taken in and out of Britain by Osolase for 14 months was discovered by detectives.This crime is said to have earned him up to £1.5m.
It was also said that the actual number of his victims could amount to hundreds, according to a girl who was overheard that he tried selling her for £60,000 and that he has been operating for 15 years.
In 2007, Osolase was deported to Nigeria for stealing credit cards, but in 2008 he was married to German lady and returned the UK with a five-year visa.
He was a recycling worker who lived in Gravesend, Kent. Surprisingly according to investigations made, he was “The British linchpin of a multi-million pound global child sex trafficking ring that used medieval ‘juju’ black magic to control its victims”, Punch reports.
The victims described the ritual as being terrifying. They were forced to take an oath of loyalty to him. One of them said that her armpit hair was cut by a man wearing feathers and the others were slashed with knives and were forced to drink foul smelling portion. The victims reported that they were threatened that if they revealed what happened to them or attempt to escape, theywould not have children, they would go mad and die.
The girls were said to have promised an education and modelling work, before being flown out of the country. It is believed that he has hidden the profits of his crimes in Nigeria as there’s no evidence that Osolase lived a luxury lifestyle.
In April 2011 Osolase stopped at Stansted airport while attempting to board a plane. He revealed to the police that he had HIV.
Mr Orchard told the court:
« Mr Osolase acknowledges and regrets the consequences of his actions in relation to taking the girls out of the UK, and he has to bear the consequences of those actions ».