A human trafficking ring that uses juju to hoodwink Nigerian ladies to work as prostitutes in European and Asian countries has been smashed by the police in Spain.
The pimping ring, according to reports, is run by some Nigerians with their ring leader identified as Tina Osahon from Edo State, herself said to be a former prostitute.
The s*x trafficking ring is said to use rituals, including animal and human sacrifice, to force ladies recruited from Nigeria into prostitution in the countries.
Aside Osahon, six other traffickers were arrested while four of the victims were freed, reports the police.
The women who told police they were recruited with the promise of good jobs in such countries, went to Europe on dangerous, makeshift boats, were recruited in Nigeria, but the truth would soon dawn on them when they get to their destination and are made to swear to dangerous oaths and forced into prostitution but with the provision that they pay up a certain amount, usually between €50,000 to €70,000, to the ring before they are set free.
Authorities said the traffickers attempted to keep the women submissive by performing ‘tribal rituals’ in Nigeria that sometimes involved ‘animal sacrifice.’
The freed women said they pimps used their nail clippings and locks of hair to convince them that they had been placed under a spell so they would do everything asked of them, under the threat of death to them or their family.