A United Kingdom Nigerian woman who used juju to run a sex racket is to forfeit more than £20,000 of her profits to government. According to nationonlineng.net, she is also to spend eight years in jail for offences, including people trafficking. Her husband, Jackson Omoruyi, 41, was sentenced to two years in prison for money laundering. Media reports said Lizzy Idahosa, 24, used “juju” sex rituals to force women to work as vice girls. Idahosa’s herbalist made two of the victims aged 23 and 29 take off their clothes and eat snakes and snails during an oath taking session, a Cardiff Crown Court was told. They were then sent to Britain where they slept with men up and down the country and believed the black magic curses would make them go insane or die if they refused.
A Proceeds of Crime hearing revealed that Idahosa had profited by £186,400 from her vice ring. But prosecutor Eugene Egan told the court that investigators could find only £21,900 in Idahosa’s bank accounts. Judge Tom Crowther ordered Idahosa to pay the cash traced to her accounts – or face a further nine months in prison. During their trial, the court heard that the two women were bound by a juju ritual to terrify both women into doing what was demanded of them because they believed the powers would work. The ritual was used to ensure compliance, secrecy, and if broken, dire consequences would follow – illness, madness, infertility or death. The pair were eventually found by immigration staff at a brothel in Cardiff. The court heard they had been exploited and abused in the most brutal manner. Omoruyi was ordered to pay a nominal £10 because the court heard he had no money left his illegal profits.