Nigerian cult group, Supreme Eiye Confraternity, is operating a sex trafficking racket, says the Spanish police.
According to the Head of anti-trafficking at Catalonia police, Xavier Cortes, British airports including Gatwick are often used as entry points by the Eiye cult group to smuggle Nigerian women into Europe for forced sex trade.
Cortes revealed in an interview with the BBC that the group had been ‘using forged documents and passports to fly its Nigerian victims into places like Gatwick.’
He was quoted by the BBC to have said that the Nigerian cult group were possibly being aided by Nigerian officials in obtaining British passports.
“These (fake) documents are expensive, though, and need the cooperation of people working in the government to get,” Cortes told BBC.
The BBC further reported that most of the women being trafficked by the Supreme Eiye Confraternity are from Nigerian towns and cities, including Benin City.
One of the sex-trafficking victims, was quoted to have said: “I did not know I would be beaten and raped and have to have sex every night of the week.”
The report further added that a recent raid on the Supreme Eiye Confraternity in Barcelona took 18 months of planning and resulted in 23 arrests.
The BBC report added that the “SEC has hundreds of members running operations out of Ibadan, about 100 km (60 miles) northeast of the Nigerian city of Lagos.”