Three alleged recruiters charged with human trafficking

South African Police Service

Three alleged recruiters charged with human trafficking
Three alleged recruiters charged with human trafficking

The Hawks’ Anti-Human Trafficking team continues to crack the whip on alleged human trafficking incidents after three suspects linked to separate cases of trafficking in persons across provinces were traced and arrested this week.

Leandre Meryl Williams Ayuk (35), appeared at the Springbok Magistrates court on Wednesday, 12 September 2018, shortly after her arrest. She allegedly recruited victims under false pretences to travel from Springbok to Cape Town. They were allegedly coerced to a life of drugs and prostitution on their arrival.

The two victims managed to escape and returned home.

The two other alleged recruiters, Vincent Ndidi Onyejekwa (39) and Uche Henry Ezenwa (35), appeared at Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 10 September 2018, soon after their arrest. Onyejekwa and Ezenwa were allegedly linked as recruiters on Bellville and Milnerton cases of trafficking in persons.

Both victims were lured and transported from Johannesburg to Cape Town with promises of lucrative job opportunities on those separate cases. Cases against the three suspects have been transferred to Cape Town and Bellville Regional courts respectively.

Ayuk and Ezenwa will appear in Cape Town Regional court on the 17 and 18 of September 2018 whilst Onyejekwa will appear at Bellville Regional Court on 18 September 2018.

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