UK Couple Convicted For Enslaving a Nigerian For 24 Years

A UK couple, Doctor Emmanuel Edet, 61, and his wife Antan, 58, that kept a Nigeria Man as a slave for 24 years has been convicted.

Couple Kept Nigerian Man As Slave for 24 Years
Pics: Metropolitan Police Service

The boy was taken from his family in 1989 without their consent, and was promised an  education and money in exchange for work.

For 24 years the boy was asked to sleep on the floor and work 17 hours daily. Also the Edets installed CCTV camera in their home to monitor his activities and made sure he had access to the rooms in the house only when he had to clean them
The man contacted Hope for Justice charity after reading a report on modern day slavery .The couple were  arrested in March last year.Detective Chief Inspector Phil Brewer, from the Trafficking and Kidnap Unit, said “While he will never fully overcome what happened during those 24 years, he is determined to make the most of the rest of his life and today’s conviction will help him feel he can do that. In his own words, he has hope and a future now.”
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