Nigerian Man Sentenced To 30 Years Imprisonment For Human Trafficking In South Africa

Durban Regional Court on Tuesday, October 27, handed Emmanuel Uche Odii, a 30-year jail term for human trafficking. National Prosecuting Authority spokeswoman Natasha Ramkisson-Kara said that the 32-year-old was handed the sentence following his conviction in August on two counts of human trafficking, two counts of kidnapping, one of rape, one of sexual assault, one of assault, one of running a brothel.

His South African accomplice Bonginkosi Shange, 46, was handed a five year jail term for two human trafficking charges while his Nigerian accomplice, William Ojiaku, 30, was convicted in the on charges of kidnapping and handed a two year jail term that was suspended for five years
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She said the three men had used the false promise of employment to exploit the two victims in the case. Odii had paid Shange (a South African citizen) a sum of R1 000 for each woman he recruited.
The first victim was 19 years old when she was offered a job as a domestic worker by Ojiaku in June 2010.

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