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How Nigerian Man used Witchcraft to Terrify & Traffick Teenagers into Sex Slavery in UK

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Whenever we hear stories of young girls being forced into sex slavery and prostitution, it always leaves us feeling really sad. The story of a 42 year-old Nigerian man who used witchcraft rituals to force terrified teenagers to work as sex slaves in the UK is no different.

Osezua Osolase was on the surface, a recycling worker living in a terraced house in Gravesend, Kent. But he was in fact the British linchpin of a multi-million pound global child sex trafficking ring that used medieval ‘juju’ black magic to control its victims.

In 2007, he was deported back to Nigeria after police caught him trying to use stolen credit cards. But he simply married a mysterious German woman and returned to the country the following year with a five-year visa. He used his home as a secret staging post for vulnerable teenage orphans as they were smuggled from Africa to several European countries.

Detectives discovered evidence that at least 28 victims were smuggled in and out of Britain by Osolase over a 14-month period, earning him up to £1.5million.

In a chilling report by Daily Mail UK, the way the young victims aged 14, 16 and 17 were raped, sexually abused and subjected to voodoo-style rituals once in the clutches of the trafficking ring was highlighted.

One was raped and all three endured juju rituals, including one conducted by Osolase himself. One feared she was being taken to another country to be used as a human sacrifice. A jury was told Osolase slashed the chest of his youngest victim with a razor and rubbed black powder into her bleeding wounds. She was ordered to take an oath of loyalty to him and believed that if she broke it she would not have children, go mad and die.

Osolase groomed her after the death of her parents by visiting her village with presents and saying she would go to school in Europe. But he abducted her and said she should prepare for life as a prostitute in Italy where she would be raped by ‘white men who smoked drugs’.

The other two girls were terrorised by a local witchdoctor in Nigeria shortly before being flown out of the country with promises of an education and modelling work.

The 16-year-old told police she was taken to a ‘place of witchcraft’ where she was told to bathe in a ‘bloody gunk’ and wrap blood-soaked cloth around her. As Osolase watched, a man wearing feathers on his head cut hair from her armpits, cut some of her finger and toenails and took blood from her hand with a syringe. She was told that the body parts taken in the ritual would be used to find and kill her if she tried to run away or failed to repay her captor.

The 17-year-old wept as she described how she was tricked into travelling to Britain with the promise that she would go to school. She was made to drink a potion laced with blood.

At the Canterbury Crown Court, Dr Hermoine Harris, an expert in Nigerian religions, told the jury the juju rituals carried huge weight in Nigerian society. “By taking someone’s blood you hold and control somebody’s very essence and their power.” 

Osolase was convicted of five counts of human trafficking, rape and sexual activity with a child and would be sentenced on Monday.

It is such a huge relief that these girls have been released from the clutch of their captor. After their scary experience, we pray they find healing and restoration and we wish them the very best in life.

Photo Credit: Daily Mail UK

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at www.deolascope.blogspot.com

42 Comments

  1. salsera

    October 27, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    daily mail and stories about nigerians sha! Even if they found a ‘good’ story they’d probably ‘x’ it for one of these bad egg stories.

  2. linsey

    October 27, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    When will this stop

  3. kachi

    October 27, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Wow!! This is really sad and disturbing. How can a human being destroy the lives of young women like that. Is money everything? Hope hes put away for a long, long time. Pray the young ladies will find closure, heal and receive strength to move on in life.

  4. partyrider

    October 28, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Oh Lord! he should rot in jail for life..

  5. wsb

    October 28, 2012 at 12:31 am

    *speechless* the love of money is indeed the root of evil. I hope those poor young ladies recover from the trauma that has been wreaked on them. God help us. These are indeed the end times…

  6. gimmer

    October 28, 2012 at 1:05 am

    Wow! See him sporting cartier frames..greedy heartless fool

  7. R

    October 28, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Scary.

  8. M

    October 28, 2012 at 1:31 am

    I am glad only wish this was in Texas where the sentence would really be justified, in Britain it’s never really worth it ie the sentence.

  9. angela christian

    October 28, 2012 at 1:46 am

    useless man……mtscheww……see as e resemble frog

    • mulikatcardoso

      October 28, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      angela christian not frog,cos they look more beautfull than this wicked man.he look like uganda Gorila,this God is money,kindly jail him for life,so that is family in nigeria,will enjoy that 1.5 million pounds or dollars he make from rapeing and sex trade with this young poor motherless children.

  10. LollyDee

    October 28, 2012 at 1:59 am

    I just wonder how some people go to bed at night! This is just wickedness….. by exploiting and taking advantage of young girls!

  11. Hi

    October 28, 2012 at 2:28 am

    All these evil acts committing Nigerian’s living in the United Kingdom think they can never be discovered.
    ****God Almighty has his own way of exposing elements****

  12. sealed lips

    October 28, 2012 at 3:21 am

    I pray the guy ruts in hell. Its because of him some of us are treated badly in the UK .They think all Nigerians are bad……. Poor girls… This is sad

  13. correct

    October 28, 2012 at 3:37 am

    The heart of man is desperately wicked.thank God 4 d lifes of the saved children

  14. jennietobbie

    October 28, 2012 at 3:55 am

    🙁 🙁 🙁 tearsssss

  15. Amber

    October 28, 2012 at 4:17 am

    See his head sef

  16. Onakachi

    October 28, 2012 at 5:03 am

    What!? No words. Just no words.

  17. JustSaying

    October 28, 2012 at 5:14 am

    I hope he gets Life Imprisonment without parole. Filthy idiot !

  18. Uganze

    October 28, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Hian!!! Nothing person no go see or hear!!!!!

  19. purplepearl

    October 28, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Mans heart is desperately wicked, who can understand it? Thank God the girls are free

  20. huh?

    October 28, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Incomplete story to me,where they charm from the onset or after they are lured with a promise of a greener pasture over there…it is only then will I be clarify and I may have pity on them…but whatever it is,the dubious dude has met his waterloo and that signify his end….

  21. fokasibe

    October 28, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Words fail me on this one. I wonder the cause of this kind of depravity. May God help our children. Amen to your prayers. Im in shock. Why? I do not know.

  22. Audrey

    October 28, 2012 at 9:27 am

    I believe this juju wasn’t real.He was just putting fear in the girls and putting them under bondage psychologically.I pray He rots in jail.

  23. SisiEko

    October 28, 2012 at 10:06 am

    What a wicked man!!! Another bad image for this country *sigh*. May the good surpass the evil in the end, Amen. To those girls, may the good Lord heal your souls and body, ladies should take a cue from this and be very careful, not all that glitter is gold. This desperation to leave this country though. It is well.

  24. Karina

    October 28, 2012 at 11:14 am

    So sad 🙁

  25. Onyeka

    October 28, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Oh jeezz!! It is we’ll

  26. sisi eko

    October 28, 2012 at 11:21 am

  27. Sandi

    October 28, 2012 at 11:34 am

    I’m not too sure I know how to respond to this. The sadness I feel, can’t be put in words. I can only resort to praying for these girls.

  28. ogo

    October 28, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Na wa oooooo

  29. Jay Roy

    October 28, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Beastie

  30. Will

    October 28, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Nollywood things… more real than most think!

  31. ify

    October 28, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    don’t mind Daily Mail when it is good news about a Nigerian man they will call him an African man when it is bad news they will fish out the country’s name.

  32. Mujer Casada

    October 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Blood of Jesus must prevail. Let the blood oaths he took with Satan himself save him now. Such evil in this century. Unbelievable. This is why we need to improve conditions and restore hope in our society so that young girls are not carried away by promises of going abroad. If people know that going to school in Nigeria yields some reasonable dividend, they are less likely to be enticed by this type of nonsense “uncle”. I pray for the souls and health of these kids.

  33. i no send

    October 28, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Dailymail always writes terrible stories about nigeria nothing is ever good…..this man is wicked but i also know that some pros that knowingly went to trade in italy when caught claimed they were “tricked” into going to “study “in italy..

  34. Falolatele

    October 28, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    make God help us o

  35. Fola

    October 29, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Terrible story, but who is this Dr Hermoine Harris – Nigeria expert ? Is she naija or oyibo ?

  36. Seun

    October 29, 2012 at 9:20 am

    MAY GOD PUNISH THIS WICKED MAN & HIS ENTIRE FAMILY

  37. pynk

    October 29, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    human trafickking is real !

  38. Akindele @ Cheapest Bulk SMS in Nigeria

    October 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Some people are just too wicked. Why must people be crazy to the extent of doing anything to make money and satisfy their selfish interest? Such people must be terribly punished on earth before they end up in hell fire.

  39. Bola

    October 30, 2012 at 12:44 am

    He knew he was HIV positive and raped one of the girls. God will severely punish his wickedness!

  40. Timothy

    November 25, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Please dailymail is a RACIST paper! a word/sentence is enough for the wise! Meanwhile this man will rot for putting innocent people/families through hell, but we need to fix the poverty levels in naija cos when a rich country refuses to provide basic needs for its citizens they can fall into such idiots hands mshewwwwwwwwww God punish them all! Him, his generations and dailymail!

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