UK Couple Jailed For Enslaving a Nigerian For 24 Years

The UK couple who enslaved a Nigerian for 24 years has been jailed for six years each.
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


In a Thomson Reuters Foundation report, Prosecutor Damaris Lakin said the Edets told their captive he would be arrested as an illegal immigrant and deported if he left the house and contacted police.
"He believed this and felt trapped and completely dependent on the Edets," Lakin said in a statement. "Emanuel and Antan Edet have cruelly robbed this victim of 24 years of his life. They have treated him with complete contempt."
"This was a shocking case of modern day slavery," he said.
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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