The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has come and gone, but some Nigerian traffickers that made way into the country during the competition have been arrested.
A Nigerian man identified as David and his partner have been arrested in Russia for forcing a Nigerian lady into prostitution after trafficking her into the country during the recently concluded FIFA World Cup.
The victim was found bruised, malnourished during the rescue operation on October 23, 2018. According to the victim, the madam once injured her by throwing her out of the window of their second-floor apartment.
She revealed that the duo had already perfected plans to resell her to another trafficker for $35k, when she was rescued.
The suspects were arraigned in court, yesterday, in Moscow. They are to spend 2 months in pre-trial facilities on suspicions of human trafficking and if eventually found guilty, they risk 3 to 10 years in prison.