NIGERIAN COUPLE IN UK ACCUSED OF ENSLAVING MAN FOR 24 YEARS

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A couple are to appear in court on Friday accused of keeping a man as a slave for 24 years.

Emmanuel Edet, 59, and Antan Edet, 56, were charged last Thursday with holding a person in slavery or servitude and assisting unlawful immigration. They were charged as part of an investigation by Scotland Yard’s human trafficking unit, and were due to appear at Hendon magistrates court on Friday.

Ofonime Sunday Edet, 38, a Nigerian too, was allegedly brought into the country in 1989 and was denied an education or access to his passport as he was moved around various addresses in England. He went to the police at the end of last year and is being supported by specialist charity workers.

Edet explained to officers he was enslaved by the couple who promised him education and lodging, so he could help his family members back in Nigeria.

Rather, he claims, he was lured to Britain and compelled to undertake menial responsibilities for decades for small or no pay when being threatened not to talk to anybody else.

Mr. Edet’s two alleged captors, Dr Emmanuel Edet, and his wife Antan Edet, have been billed with keeping a particular person in servitude and immigration offences.

Dr Edet is a revered gynecologist who worked for Surrey County Council and has published a number of academic functions on baby welfare.

He is an pro on teenage being pregnant and who labored as a non-medical adviser and is the writer of rules followed by hundreds of overall health personnel.

His wife is a senior ward manager at Ealing Healthcare facility, considerably less than four miles from tsheir modern terraced house in Perivale, North West London.

sources; Daily Mail

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