‘SEX SLAVE FORCED TO EAT LIVE SNAKE’

Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By NEIL GOOD­WIN neil@sun­daysport.co.uk

AC­CUSED: Jack­son Omoruyi ( top) and his wife Lizzy Ida­hosa are said to have tricked two women into hav­ing

sex with strangers A WOMAN caught up in an al­leged voodoo sex ring was made to eat a live snake while wear­ing just her bra and panties, a court heard.

She was al­legedly tricked into hav­ing sex with strangers ev­ery day after eat­ing the rep­tile in a bizarre witch­craft rit­ual.

And the woman claims the semi-naked feed­ing rit­ual was part of a rit­u­al­is­tic “juju” cer­e­mony.

She said she was brought to Bri­tain and made to have sex with HUN­DREDS of men and she be­lieved she would go mad or die if she re­fused.

She told Cardiff Crown Court: “It was not a big snake, but it was alive. I just closed my eyes and put it in my mouth.

Cer­e­monies

“When I asked why, I was told it was naughty to ask ques­tions and told I should just do it.”

Lizzy Ida­hosa, 24, and her hus­band Jack­son Omoruyi, 41, are ac­cused of ex­ploit­ing two women – to make more than £70,000.

Ida­hosa al­legedly ar­ranged for them to travel 4,500 miles from the West African coun­try – forc­ing them to go through juju cer­e­monies be­fore they left home.

The woman, 29, told the court: “The juju house was hor­ri­ble. I was taken into a room full of men and they told me to get un­dressed and put on a white cloth.

“I had to cut my nails and shave my eye­brows and hair in my pri­vate places. Then I had to put all the cut­tings in a pot and give them to the juju man.

“Then he told me to eat the snake and an egg and drink some dirty wa­ter. After that, he made seven marks on my body us­ing a ra­zor blade.”

The woman was al­lowed into the UK after telling im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cials she was a les­bian and would be sac­ri­ficed if she didn’t leave Nige­ria.

But the court heard that when she ar­rived in the UK she was also made to work in broth­els and mas­sage par­lours up and down the coun­try.

The women both claim they felt they had “no choice” be­cause she had taken part in a juju cer­e­mony.

The women were found fol­low­ing an im­mi­gra­tion raid on a mas­sage par­lour in Cardiff.

Ida­hosa and Omoruyi were later ar­rested at their home in Brock­ley, south London.

The pair deny seven charges of trafficking per­sons into and within the UK for sex­ual ex­ploita­tion and in­cit­ing pros­ti­tu­tion and dis­guis­ing crim­i­nal prop­erty.

The trial con­tin­ues.

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