The accused alleged requested the sufferer to be his female friend, earlier than taking her to his dwelling, maintaining her hostage and coercing her into having intercourse with customers.
A Free Suppose man has looked in court docket on prices of human trafficking for allegedly keeping a girl as a “intercourse slave” for extra than two months.
Justice Lyke Ikachuku, 37, looked within the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court docket on Monday.
Ikachuku allegedly requested the sufferer to be his female friend, promising her a hair salon and a music studio. Hawks spokesperson Captain Christopher Singo said he then allegedly took the girl to his dwelling and kept her hostage from Friday, 4 December to Sunday, 14 February.
“He then coerced the sufferer to work as a intercourse slave. On several events, Ikachuku booked the sufferer into varied customer properties to meet customers. The money that she received for sexual exploitation turned into as soon as then composed by Ikachuku,” Singo explained.
The sufferer managed to flee after one in all the customers gave her R350 to cruise.
“She then ran to the police, the build a case turned into as soon as opened and reported to the Hawks’ Extreme Organised Crime Investigation [unit] for a further probe, which led to the arrest of Ikachuku on Friday,” Singo said.
The case in opposition to Ikachuku turned into as soon as postponed to Monday for a bail application.
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