Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Nigerian Man Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison For Trafficking Teenagers For Sexual Exploitation.

A Nigerian man 35 year-old Odosa Usiobaifo, who resides in Enfield, North London has been jailed for fourteen years for the trafficking of two Nigerian teenagers. He was found guilty of conspiring to traffick for the purposes of sexual exploitation following a four-week trial at Isleworth crown court. He pleaded guilty to conspiring to facilitate illegal immigration earlier on in the trial. 

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According to the UK Border Agency, the girls who were aged 14 and 15 at the time, were stopped by Border Force officers at Heathrow airport separately on 17 September and 23 November 2011 using false passports showing they were adults. They had arrived on flights from Lagos and were attempting to transit to Paris.  

The UK Border Agency further reports that investigations revealed that contact had been made with the girls and Usiobaifo had collected them from a pre-arranged meeting point before they were given false passports and tickets and placed on a flight to Spain. One of the girls was refused entry to Spain and returned to the UK. She remains in the care of the UK authorities. The other passed through Spanish border controls and is still missing. 
Usiobaifo was arrested at his flat in Enfield on 3 September 2012 alongside his partner Katie Igha, 25. Last Thursday a jury found Usiobaifo guilty of all charges but acquitted Igha of trafficking.

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