Pastor jailed for trafficking African child slaves’
A church pastor has been jailed for 11 and a half years after being found guilty of trafficking children into the UK for use as domestic “slaves” at her home in Barking, east London.
Lucy Adeniji brought two children and a 21-year-old woman to the UK from Africa illegally and used them as servants.
She was convicted of 17 different counts at Isleworth Crown Court.
The mother-of-five is the first person to be jailed for trafficking children into the UK for domestic servitude.
In a case that has been likened to modern-day slavery, Adeniji smuggled the three victims into Britain on false passports, and used them as servants at her home in Ray Gardens