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Nigerians arrested in Cyprus for working a prostitution ring

Nigerians arrested in Cyprus for running prostitution ring

4 Nigerians have been arrested within the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) for allegedly working a prostitution ring.

The suspects are Sharon Blessing Chibuike, 38, Promise Ben David, 27, Chinedu Emmanuel Ibekweo, 19, and Esther Montse, 29.

They face crimes of pressured detention with intent to interact in prostitution, encouragement of prostitution, prostitution, and intentional sexual detention.

A police officer, Vasvi Özbey, reported the details in sworn testimony in courtroom on Wednesday, January 25.

Nigerians arrested in Cyprus for running a prostitution ring

Police acted on a grievance filed by ‘OA’ with the Nicosia Judiciary on 23 January.

Blessing Chibuike lives in Nicosia, capital of Cyprus, with OA whom they’d introduced from Nigeria to enroll as a scholar in Turkey.

The suspects withheld the 28-year-old’s passport, forcing her to have intercourse with males in trade for cash.

Nigerians arrested in Cyprus for running a prostitution ring

A search warrant was obtained from the Nicosia District Court docket, however nobody might be recognized on the deal with.

On January 24, police obtained a courtroom order to confess the suspects for prosecution.

Two notebooks discovered on the deal with at the moment are a part of the proof.

The suspects say they don’t seem to be responsible.

Choose Nil Elodie Çeliker ordered their detention whereas the investigation continues.

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