Josephine Iyamu, a nurse of Nigerian descent convicted of sex trafficking in the UK, vied to represent the interest of the women of Edo state in 2015.
A female politician from Edo state has been convicted for sex trafficking in the UK.
Josephine Iyamu, a nurse, contested for a House of Assembly seat in 2015 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC to represent the people of Egor local government area of the state.
A British court found her guilty of trafficking five women to Germany for prostitution. Her husband, Efe Ali-Imaghodor, her husband, was acquitted of doing acts intending to pervert the course of justice.
During her campaign in 2015, Iyamu said her mission was to “inspire support’s for the empowerment of women and families”. She campaigned using the name Sandra Josephine Imaghodor.
She was convicted for trafficking young girls from Nigeria to Europe, subjecting them to fetish oath taking rituals which included forcing women to eat chicken hearts, drink blood containing worms, and have powder rubbed into cuts, the court heard.
She will be sentenced on July 4.