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Spanish Police Arrest Two Nigerians Luring Women Into Prostitution

Posted: Jul 27, 2015 at 12:01 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Celestine Amoke, Lagos

The Spanish Police have arrested a Nigerian man and woman believed to have been forcing Nigerian women into prostitution and using voodoo to keep them under their control.

It was gathered that the two suspects were arrested on a warrant issued by Norway after a Nigerian woman lodged a complaint against them in Oslo on Sunday.

The police said the pair promised their victims jobs and that they would cover their travel expenses. Thereafter they would force them to become prostitutes.

The young Nigerian woman who filed the complaint  was said to have fallen victim in 2011 when she was lured to Spain by a woman who promised her work.

But when she arrived Spain she was kidnapped and held in an apartment on the southern edge of Madrid.

Her abductor then forced her to work as a prostitute in several Spanish cities as well as Bordeaux in France and finally Oslo, claiming she was owed a 60,000-euro ($66,000) debt).

“The ‘madam’ and her accomplices had control over her, using all methods of aggression and threats and resorting to traditional juju voodoo practices, including animal sacrifices,” the police said.

In the rites, the victims were forced to take a pledge of obedience, which they are then persuaded into believing that they would fall ill or become insane if they fail to obey, according to Amnesty International.

It was gathered that the suspects were arrested at their home with police finding false identity documents and several objects linked to the rituals.

Recall that six Nigerians including four women were convicted in France last month over similar charges.

The Spanish police said they also dismantled a trafficking ring that they said used voodoo rituals to force women into prostitution in June.