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Published On: Fri, Nov 14th, 2014

2 Nigerians jailed for money laundering, trafficking in UK

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Prison_Handcuffs-Jail_By Joy Baba with agency report

Two Nigerians have been sentenced for human trafficking, sexual exploitation and money laundering offences by a United Kingdom court.

A statement from the Office of the British High Commission, in Abuja, said they were jailed for eight and two years respectively, following a Home Office investigation into the trafficking of Nigerian women into the UK for sexual exploitation.

According to the statement by the Head of Communications, British High Commission, Edward Dunn, Lizzy Idahosa, 24, was sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court on November 7, after being found guilty last month of trafficking women to and around the UK, inciting prostitution and money laundering.

Her partner, Jackson Omoruyi, 41, was also jailed after the jury had found him guilty of two money laundering offences.

The statement further said the investigation began after Home Office Immigration Enforcement officers carried out an operation at the Ambassador Suite Massage Parlour, on City Road, Cardiff, in June 2013.

A Nigerian woman found there told officers she had been trafficked into the UK several years previously by Idahosa and since then had been working in the sex industry.

 

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