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Cursed victims Nigerian King reversed 'voodoo curse' placed on sex-slaves trafficked to Mullingar

This week it emerged how human traffickers forced four women to undergo juju rituals before travelling to Ireland

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Oba Ewuare II, the King of Benin. Getty Images

Oba Ewuare II, the King of Benin. Getty Images

Alicia Edosa and Edith Enoghaghase were found guilty of human trafficking, prostitution and money laundering.  (Pic: Thomas Gibbons)

Alicia Edosa and Edith Enoghaghase were found guilty of human trafficking, prostitution and money laundering. (Pic: Thomas Gibbons)

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Oba Ewuare II, the King of Benin. Getty Images

A Nigerian king lifted the powerful curse on sex slaves trafficked to Mullingar to work in brothels.

This week it emerged how human traffickers forced four women to undergo juju rituals before travelling to Ireland.

One woman told how the ritual involved pulling out the heart of a chicken and others described being cut with razors and having their bodies shaved.

During the ceremonies in 2017 they were told to pledge loyalty to the women based in Ireland where they were promised they would get jobs as shop assistance or care workers.

Instead, they were forced to endure months of degrading prostitution, forced to have sex with dozens and dozens of men without getting paid.

The victims firmly believed if they ran away the power of the juju curse would cause their death and serious harm to their families at home in Nigeria.

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Alicia Edosa and Edith Enoghaghase were found guilty of human trafficking, prostitution and money laundering.  (Pic: Thomas Gibbons)

Alicia Edosa and Edith Enoghaghase were found guilty of human trafficking, prostitution and money laundering. (Pic: Thomas Gibbons)

Alicia Edosa and Edith Enoghaghase were found guilty of human trafficking, prostitution and money laundering. (Pic: Thomas Gibbons)

Yesterday two women Alicia Edosa (45) and Edith Enoghaghase (31) were jailed at Mullingar Circuit Court where it was heard the curses on the victims had been lifted.

One of the women said Edosa had reminded her of the curse before her first prostitution job in Killarney warning she would die if she didn’t do what she was told.

In March 2018 Oba Ewuare II, the King of Benin ordered native doctors to revoke all of the curses and oaths placed on victims of trafficking and invoked a curse on all those who continue to force or coerce victims into taking oaths.

“Whoever does it from today will face the wrath of our ancestors,” he said.

The ceremony is considered to have considerable weight with the King using a religious icon that hadn’t seen in sunlight in 800 years to drive home the point.

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The victims in the Mullingar case were all from Benin City which has become known as a slavery hub from where 10,000 women are trafficking to western Europe every year.

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