A Nigerian woman who was trafficked into Ireland and forced into prostitution narrated to the court how she was made to have sex with up to ten men a day for no payment.
She disclosed this in Dublin court during the trial of Joy Imasogie, 40, an alleged trafficker.
The woman told a jury she underwent a “voodoo process” in Nigeria before coming to Ireland, during which she swore she would not report Imasogie.
The woman also alleged that while she was working as a prostitute, Imasogie’s husband, Kingsley, began “taking advantage” of her and having sex with her.
Imasogie of Chapleswood Crescent, Hollystown, Dublin 15, has pleaded not guilty to organising for the woman to enter the country illegally, to compelling or coercing the woman to be a prostitute and to controlling or directing the activities of prostitution for gain on dates between March 2006 and April 2008.
On her second day of evidence at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, the alleged victim said she lived in a flat in Phibsborough where she was visited by up to ten men a day. She said the visits usually came at night or at lunchtime.
She told Kerida Naidoo SC, prosecuting, that Imasogie and another woman made the arrangements and that she would receive a phone call when a man was on the way. She said the prostitution service was advertised on a website run by a woman in England.