Alleged human trafficker remanded in custody

Monday, January 8, 2018

Suspected human trafficker Chibuike Innocent Nwosu (39) has been remanded in custody by the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court.

Nwosu made a brief appearance in court this morning for allegations of human trafficking.

He was arrested last week Thursday in Milnerton when a multidisciplinary team -- consisting of members of the Hawk’s Anti-human Trafficking Unit, K9 and local police -- followed up on information regarding an apparent human trafficking case.

The raid resulted in two female victims, both aged 22, being freed and taken to a place of safety.

The victims had been allegedly forced into sex work after they were reportedly lured from Mpumalanga and Free State respectively in 2017, with offers of employment. 

The Hawks say investigations continue.

Meanwhile, two suspects believed to be part of a wider vehicle theft syndicate have been remanded in custody.

Haajibu Ken Issah (30) and Adam Alli (24) appeared briefly at the Makhado Magistrate’s Court today and their case was postponed pending further investigations.

Issah and Alli were caught allegedly driving a stolen vehicle on the N1 road between Makhado and Musina whilst en route to Beitbridge. 

Preliminary investigations revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen in Wayville, KwaZulu-Natal, in December 2017. Additionally, it was found that the same had false registration plates and licence disc. –

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