Man jailed for trafficking Nigerian girls out of UK

Date: 08-07-2011 12:32 am (10 years ago) | Author: Jameson
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Trafficked girls controlled by Juju magic rituals

The first man to be convicted of trafficking females out of the UK, in a case involving two Nigerian girls, has been jailed.


Anthony Harrison, 32, was sentenced to 20 years for four trafficking offences as well as two of false imprisonment.

At Woolwich Crown Court, Harrison, of Stratford, east London, was cleared of two counts of rape.


The charges related to teenage victims who alleged they were subjected to witchcraft and violence.

Judge Philip Shorrock said the sentence was being imposed "to deter others who are tempted by this terrible trade" and "to reflect public disgust".
Juju magic

Harrison imprisoned both girls - aged 14 and 16 - at his home in Albert Square, Stratford, in 2009, before attempting to traffic them to Spain and Greece as prostitutes.

The two had been controlled by Juju magic rituals, the court was told.
One of the girls was gagged and bound in a bathroom One of the girls was gagged and bound in Harrison's bathroom

The case is thought to be the first of its kind in Europe to involve a prosecution linked to such a practice.

Both girls came from small villages in Edo, Nigeria, and were sold into prostitution with the help of the local Juju priest.

Juju is a significant part of West African culture.

Police said Harrison was a key player in a sophisticated network of West African people traffickers operating in the UK.

After Harrison was convicted, the prosecution told the court: "This has been something of a unique case and ground-breaking. It's the first time there has been a prosecution for trafficking out of the UK.

"It's the first time the Crown has been able to persuade victims of these type of offences to give evidence."

Det Con Andy Desmond, of Metropolitan Police, said: "These young women suffered the most terrifying and degrading ordeal - leaving them emotionally, psychologically and physically traumatised.

"Most cruelly of all, they were brainwashed into believing that if they disobeyed their captors by seeking help, they would die.

"They were also told that if they went to the police for help they would be handed straight back to their captors."

A Home Office spokesman said: "We will seek to deport this individual at the earliest opportunity.

"Our priority will always be to protect the public, and we will seek to remove any foreign national convicted of a serious crime.

"Last year we removed 5,235 foreign criminals from the UK."

Posted: at 8-07-2011 12:32 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
- mimibre at 8-07-2011 03:01 AM (10 years ago)
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 Hehehehe! Dis man is very wicked n heartless  pls they should imprison him n give him 100years imprisonment or better stil let him rot in jail 4 ever . Heartless animal.
Posted: at 8-07-2011 03:01 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- feyee at 8-07-2011 03:03 AM (10 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked............gud 4 him
Posted: at 8-07-2011 03:03 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- okwas at 8-07-2011 03:27 AM (10 years ago)
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 WELL AM NOT SUPRISE TO HEAR THAT,BUT IF YOU COMMIT A CRIME THEN YOU PAY YOUR TIME?
Posted: at 8-07-2011 03:27 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- tunde68600 at 8-07-2011 03:29 AM (10 years ago)
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Speechless!!  this kind of person makes this white men treat us like animal....
Posted: at 8-07-2011 03:29 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- smithengal at 8-07-2011 03:47 AM (10 years ago)
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4 d love of money
Posted: at 8-07-2011 03:47 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Simon-Zeletus at 8-07-2011 04:17 AM (10 years ago)
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I know that the story we end from small village Edo prostitute, i don't know if their honeypot scrashes  them all the time, na waoooo let the man dance the drum
Posted: at 8-07-2011 04:17 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- lekrajja147 at 8-07-2011 04:22 AM (10 years ago)
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This is one of the reasons why these people treat Nigerians like goats,they should give him whatever that pleases them.
Posted: at 8-07-2011 04:22 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- maryclaret at 8-07-2011 04:25 AM (10 years ago)
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They really need to deport his sorry ass back to Africa because he's just enjoying in a European prison. Let him spend just one year in Naija prison and see whether his eyes will not clear.

Posted: at 8-07-2011 04:25 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Omapri at 8-07-2011 04:31 AM (10 years ago)
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na wah for all this Nigerian giving our country a bad name!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sad Sad Sad
Posted: at 8-07-2011 04:31 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Omapri at 8-07-2011 04:36 AM (10 years ago)
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nigerians i mean
Posted: at 8-07-2011 04:36 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Ask_For_Email at 8-07-2011 06:04 AM (10 years ago)
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Anthony Harrison? What type of Nigerian name is that?
Posted: at 8-07-2011 06:04 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- eomo at 8-07-2011 07:03 AM (10 years ago)
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Not often we say this but Thanks to the UK government for allowing the young girls stay and rebuild their lives. And as for the guy, he served himself what he wanted.
Posted: at 8-07-2011 07:03 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- LOYOLAR at 8-07-2011 07:58 AM (10 years ago)
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Get the guy jailed jare. Good for notin person.
Posted: at 8-07-2011 07:58 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ajanni at 8-07-2011 08:08 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: mimibre on  8-07-2011 03:01 AM
Hehehehe! Dis man is very wicked n heartless  pls they should imprison him n give him 100years imprisonment or better stil let him rot in jail 4 ever . Heartless animal.

better for him that way
Posted: at 8-07-2011 08:08 AM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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- moniconyez at 8-07-2011 08:27 AM (10 years ago)
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Hmmmmm. Must EDO involve in this kind of honeypot selling everytime?
Posted: at 8-07-2011 08:27 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- chi-God at 8-07-2011 08:55 AM (10 years ago)
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speechless
Posted: at 8-07-2011 08:55 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- chi-God at 8-07-2011 08:57 AM (10 years ago)
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ha Ajanni how u de now, your pix don turn to Boko Haram? you too much
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- lovely09 at 8-07-2011 08:58 AM (10 years ago)
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that serves him right, they will get them all, one by one
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- abies143 at 8-07-2011 09:03 AM (10 years ago)
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story.the girls knows.most girls in edo state want to come to europ and will do anything.
Posted: at 8-07-2011 09:03 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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