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Nigerian trafficker, Asemota bags 22 years jail term in UK

Nigerian trafficker, Asemota bags 22 years jail term in UK

Franca Asemota is a Nigerian child cum women trafficker who was arrested by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC].

She was arrested on Wednesday, March 24, 2015 in Benin, Edo State on suspicion of money laundering.

She was thereafter extradited to the United Kingdom for prosecution and has been sentenced to 22 years imprisonment.

The judgement took place at Isleworth Crown Court on twelve counts charge.

Her charges include :

– conspiracy to traffic persons for sexual exploitation, 

– trafficking persons outside of the UK for sexual exploitation and,

– assisting unlawful immigration.

38-year-old Asemota was part of a criminal network that trafficked girls, boys and women from Nigeria to Europe.

They used the threat of “juju magic” to guarantee their compliance. 

For many months, she was wanted by the UK government for using London Heathrow airport as a transit hub.

After her arrest by the EFCC, Asemota was extradited to the UK on 27th January 2016.

That was following a Federal High Court ruling on the extradition request filed by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

The successful prosecution underscores the important role cooperation between law enforcement organizations across the world.

The National Crime Agency of the UK and the EFCC, can cooperate in fighting transnational organized crime.

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