Monday, September 17, 2012
A Nigerian recycling worker smuggled young children into Britain before brainwashing them with African witchcraft to try and force them into prostitution
Osezua Elvis Osolase, 42, is accused of 13 offenses of trafficking, rape, false imprisonment and sexual activity with a child. He cast spells over his three victims, all originally from Nigeria, using juju magic rituals in order to stop them from running away, a court has heard. He also sexually assaulted the girls - who are now aged 15, 17 and 18 - and it is believed that he has many more victims. Juju refers to traditional West African religions involving objects of superstition and witchcraft. The court heard that Osolase, who lives with a German woman in Gravesend, Kent, had found his 17-year-old victim begging on the streets of Nigeria. The former security guard told her that he would take her to Britain to help her get an education.