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Thursday, August 4, 2016

NIGERIAN TRAFFICKER FRANCA ASEMOTA HAS BEEN CAUGHT AND SENTENCED TO 22 YEARS IMPRISONMENT AT UNITED KINGDOM


The United Kingdom’s Isleworth Crown Court on Thursday
sentenced a Nigerian woman, Franca Asemota, to 22 years
in jail after she was found guilty of attempting to traffic
Nigerian girls through Heathrow Airport to work as sex
workers in brothels across Europe.
Ms. Asemota, 38, was found guilty on Wednesday of a 12-
count charge that includes conspiracy to traffic persons for
sexual exploitation, trafficking persons outside of the UK for
sexual exploitation, and assisting unlawful immigration.
She was part of a criminal network that trafficked girls, boys
and women from Nigeria to Europe using threats to
guarantee their compliance.
She spent time in Europe before the National Crime Agency
(NCA) tracked her down to Nigeria.
In an operation co-ordinated by the NCA, she was arrested
by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
in Benin City in March 2015.
Once her identity was confirmed, Ms. Asemota was
extradited back to the UK in January this year.
Ms. Asemota, who was identified as a trafficking suspect in
2012, fled from Italy to Nigeria when some of her co-
conspirators were arrested by Immigration Enforcement
investigators.
David Davies, CPS London reviewing lawyer, said: “This
case demonstrates how the CPS will work with partners, in
the UK and overseas, in order to tackle the trafficking gangs
who make huge profits from human misery.”
“Franca Asemota played a key role in exploiting the poverty
and vulnerability of her victims with the aim of forcing them
into prostitution to make money for criminals.

“These girls were from poor, rural backgrounds with little
education or knowledge of the world. They were targeted
because of this and promised legitimate jobs in Europe. Only
when they were far away from their homes were they told
the truth – that they would have to work as prostitutes.
“The traffickers used alleged juju magic to exert complete
control over their victims, using rituals to ‘curse’ them and
ensure their compliance. The girls were told that if they
disobeyed their captors or tried to escape, the curse would
cause them injury, infertility or even death.
“Although only five victims have been identified the
evidence showed that she facilitated the trafficking of
around 40 people, mainly young girls, between August 2011
and May 2012.
“I would like to thank the victims in this case for supporting
the prosecution and giving evidence in court. They have
been through a traumatic ordeal and their bravery and
courage has helped bring Asemota to justice.”
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