Nigerian Couple Jailed In The UK For Enslaving Their 'Son' For 25 Years

4 years ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
(m) at 8-12-2015 08:58PM (4 years ago)

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A British couple have been jailed for six years each for keeping a Nigerian immigrant as a slave for more than two decades, a London court clerk said.

Emmanuel Edet, 61, and Antan Edet, 58, were sentenced at Harrow Crown Court in northwest London late on Monday after being found guilty last month of child cruelty, slavery and assisting in illegal immigration.
The couple brought the man to Britain in 1989 when he was 14 years old, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

They told the teenager they would educate and pay him, but they forced him to work long hours for no pay and threatened him with deportation if he tried to escape, prosecutors said.
He received no education and had only very limited contact with his family and the outside world. The couple took his passport, and he had no identity documents, prosecutors said.

The victim, now 40, was forced to cook, clean, garden and care for the couple’s children without any pay for up to 17 hours a day, they said. He had to eat alone and typically slept on the floor of the hall, they said.

Prosecutor Damaris Lakin said the Edets told their captive he would be arrested as an illegal immigrant and deported if he left the house and contacted police.
“He believed this and felt trapped and completely dependent on the Edets,” Lakin said in a statement. “Emanuel and Antan Edet have cruelly robbed this victim of 24 years of his life. They have treated him with complete contempt.”

“This was a shocking case of modern day slavery,” he said.
Prosecutors said the Edets had changed the victim’s name and added him to their family passport as their son when they brought him into Britain.

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gogoman (m) at 8-12-2015 09:15PM
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see naija people as dem dey do yanma yanma...  wicked soul!!!
Powerfulify (m) at 8-12-2015 09:23PM
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They supposed to spend up to the number of years the guy served them in jail idiots.
zezprincess (f) at 8-12-2015 09:26PM
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Wicked couples,very heartless,why can't u pple send him to school so that he will be somebody in future&will even help you pple in old age,doubt if you people have children,Don't you know the cost of hiring a househelp,nanny or cook in britain? Oya mr prosecutor,before they go to jail,multiply how many years the boy lived with them with the current fee charge for nanny,house keeper&cook,make them pay the boy(man)before them begin enter jail,wicked couple.
dickieponga (m) at 8-12-2015 10:07PM
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Dis tin don so common among our people and id is not d 1st case wey i don read anyway....
And dis ars*holes get money well, well....
Novic (m) at 8-12-2015 10:21PM
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Chai...this is crazy, Human being are so wicked sha, seriously they have turn this guy to mumu. Frm 14years to 40years been slave, hmmmm... God have mercy, You people must pay for these and pay the guy for 24years of service. i will help the guy cal. it.
kp45 (m) at 8-12-2015 10:48PM
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Just too bad
winace (f) at 8-12-2015 11:01PM
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Finally they went to jail. The shld have sentence them to 25yrs in jail na. To know how it is to be in jail for dat long.  Nonsense
yemoma (m) at 9-12-2015 02:51AM
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Serious things. Why didn't u run away. Anyways they will give u kpali now. No choice.
Oworen25 (m) at 9-12-2015 07:33AM
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That is how most of them do, they will come out and promise your parents that they will do everything possible for you to become something if your parents allow them to take you but when you get to their house the story change. They use you as their beast of burden.

akinmanchy (m) at 9-12-2015 08:11AM
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This is the real definition of cruelty! Some people are so cruel n mean. I wish British govt would send them to Nigeria to go serve their prison term at kiriri maximum prison

elchymo (m) at 9-12-2015 08:39AM
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If to say na Nigeria them dey, they would have gotten away with it cos nothing works in this country. They failed to realize that they are not in naija
Novic (m) at 9-12-2015 08:46AM
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Seriously how did police notice this issue. i dnt think that include in the story. Well am hapy for the guy that everythn finaly open to they world. Life is full of wicked people and ordeal living, its only God that can help us.
erhubeauty (f) at 9-12-2015 09:31AM
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Poster, that you are looking for traffic doesn't mean you post a stale news with different caption. How's the slave the man's son
Trueyarn (m) at 9-12-2015 08:27PM
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Poster let me know their years in jail,so as to know if there's any need to add.
okatee (m) at 15-12-2015 01:27PM
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wicked couple, na God go judge una wella
charisVEC (m) at 6-03-2016 09:13AM
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Foolish couples...