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UK-based Nigerian Doctor & Wife Arrested For Using Man As Slave For 25 Years

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UK-based Nigerian Doctor & Wife Arrested For Using Man As Slave For 25 Years

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March 13, 2014 – UK-based Nigerian Doctor & Wife Arrested For Using Man As Slave For 25 Years

A Nigerian couple face a maximum sentence of 14 years’ imprisonment for secretly enslaving a Nigerian in Britain for 25 years.

Dr Emmanuel Edet, 59, and his wife Antan Edet, 56, have been charged with holding a person in servitude and immigration offences. They will appear at Harrow Crown Court later this month, Mail Online reported.

Scotland Yard is said to be investigating the case, after a Nigerian, Ofonime Sunday Edet, walked into a police station and claimed he was being held as a slave. Ofonime Edet, 38, said he has been held against his will since being trafficked to Britain in 1989, when he was just 13.

Edet told officers he was first enslaved by the couple in Nigeria, after his father’s death, with a promise to provide work, lodging and an education so he could support his family.

Instead, he claims, he was lured to Britain and forced to undertake menial tasks for years for little or no pay while being threatened not to speak to anyone else.

He was inspired to break free by the national outcry surrounding the release last October of a group of women held in a cult-like Maoist ‘slave house’, according to Mail Online

Dr Edet is a respected gynaecologist who worked for Surrey County Council and has written several academic works on child welfare.

He is an expert on teenage pregnancy and who worked as a non-clinical adviser and is the author of guidelines followed by hundreds of health workers. His wife is a senior ward manager at Ealing Hospital, less than four miles from their modern terraced home in Perivale, North West London.

[Daily Mail]



  1. Benson OKojie

    March 13, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    I know dr edet pls don’t say what you don’t know
    this is clear set up from Nigerians envious of their wealth

  2. Pelumi Israel

    March 13, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    If u are reading this pls don’t ever trust a Nigerian
    I have experienced this on many occasion.
    A close friend of my sister in Australia set her up and she was deported after 10 years in that country.
    when I see a Nigerian, I run for my dear life

  3. red

    March 14, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    You are right Benson, This days most people reward good deeds with evil.This couple brought you a nobody from the village to a life where you live the life of a rich man compare to your standard WHY ? Are you the next big thing in medical breakthrough for them? Is your sweat the best fertility drug to barren women or the women he treats.In what world is a slave given freedom of movement to enable him walk to the police station.I strongly believe this boy/man got tired of his life and is hoping for reparation from this family to better his life.I hope the judge will see through you and give you what you should be given.

  4. Asiwaju Olu Mayungbe

    March 14, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Most of Nigerians who have house help use them like slaves. I those who are passing dumb and heartless comments will never be in the shoes of any of these inhuman slave owner minded idiots. They are very uncivilized and do not know that anyone can be a victim of unenforceable circumstance in life. The rich and famous kid can end up in the hands of strangers,good or bad family members due to act of God or mishap in the cold hands of men of the underworld. I hope what is happening to these fools in the Western world can be thoroughly implemented and enforced in Nigeria where these hopeless people treat their house helps like slaves. May the Dr. and his stupid wife serve 14 years plus in prison. I feet sorry for the poor man.How can human beings be so cruel to humanity. I bet, they are the father of Jesus in their Church. I wonder what they learn from the Bible and the teachings of Christ. No, no no! l am sick to my stomach.

  5. Wendy Greeves

    May 2, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Insiders are involved in this

  6. Ed

    November 18, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Since they brought him to U.K as one of their kids the least they could have done is to send him to school. That they did not do this speaks volumes about the kind of person they are. I know something went wrong somewhere in the arrangement, but not to think of a “13 year old” future is sheer wickedness. They should pay for that even if they were giving money to his family in Nigeria or not. I just can’t stomach that level of inhumanity.

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