Wales

Jury out in 'witchcraft' sex trafficking trial

Lizzy Idahosa and Jackson Omoruyi Image copyright Wales News Service
Image caption Lizzy Idahosa and partner Jackson Omoruyi are accused of trafficking

The jury has gone out in the trial of a couple accused of trafficking Nigerian woman into the UK sex trade.

It is considering verdicts in the case of Lizzy Idahosa, 24, and Jackson Omoruyi, 41, at Cardiff Crown Court.

Ms Idahosa faces seven charges of trafficking two women, inciting them to become prostitutes and transferring criminal property.

Mr Omoruyi faces three charges of inciting women to become prostitutes and transferring criminal property.

It has been claimed their two alleged victims, who are in their 20s, were forced to work in brothels to repay Lizzy Idahosa £50,000 for travel and false documents.

The two Nigerian women claim they were put through juju "witchcraft" ordeals to ensure they obeyed.

The women, in their 20s, say they had to drink dirty water, eat a snake or snail, and had their hair shaved.

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