Nigerian Man Jailed 14yrs For Trafficking Teenagers From The UK To Use As Prostitutes Across Europe

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A Nigerian who resides in Enfield, North London, 35- year-old Odosa Usiobaifo, has been jailed for 14 years for being involved in the trafficking of 2 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.

The girls who were aged 14 and 15 at the time, were stopped by Border Force officers at Heathrow airport separately, using false passports given to them by Odosa claiming they were adults.

The girls were arrested on 17 September and 23 November 2011. They had arrived on flights from Lagos and were attempting to transit to Paris.

It was later found out that the girls were being trafficked to mainland Europe, via London, for the purposes of sexual exploitation. They were placed in local authority care but on 6th April 2012 were reported missing to Sussex police by their respective foster carers.

Investigations later revealed that contact had been made with the girls and Odosa 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 and was arrested. The other girl passed through Spanish border controls and is still missing.

Obosa was arrested at his flat in Enfield on September 3rd, 2012, alongside his partner Katie Igha, 25. Last Thursday a jury found him guilty of all charges, hence he will spend the next 14 years in prison

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