Nigerian woman extradited to the UK for child sex trafficking

Nigerian woman extradited to the UK for child sex trafficking

A notorious Nigerian female child sex trafficker, Franka Asemota who has been on the run from the law has finally been arrested by the Interpol and has been extradited to the United Kindom.

The 36-year-old Asemota had been declared wanted by the international police over her roles in international child sex trafficking and smuggling business,  questioning on her involvement in crime against humanity.

The mother of one was arrested at the popular New Benin Market, Edo State, by men of the National Agency Against Prostitution and Trafficking In Persons and other related offences (NAPTIP), who have been working with the National Crime Agency (NCA) of the UK since 2011, after years of manhunt and intelligence gathering about her escapades in the illegal trade.

According to the Interpol, Asemota has been accused of being the ring leader of an international child sex smuggling gang.

Asemota was traced to her hideout at a fancy shop located near the market, which she has operated as a cover for her illicit trade.

Police sources said Asemota was arrested for accompanying over 40 victims of sex trafficking on eight separate flights into Heathrow Airport, London, UK, between 2011 and 2012.

She was declared wanted in Britain for organising a network trafficking young women, mostly aged below 18 and a little above from remote Nigerian villages into Europe using Heathrow Airport as a transit hub, with the girls promised education or jobs such as hairdressing in such European countries as France, Belgium and Spain but were forced into prostitution.

Others were raped under oaths even as their traffickers were said to have used witchcraft to terrify them that their parents would be killed, so they would not talk to the police or attempt to escape.

Source: Pulse.ng

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