35-year-previous Nigerian Pastor, Stanley Omoregie who was arraigned earlier than a Lyon court on Wednesday November 6, denied sex trafficking charges in opposition to him whereas stating that he solely wished to assist members of his neighborhood.
Pastor Omoregie denied working a prostitution racket and trafficking younger women from Nigeria to Europe, however he admitted renting flats to Nigerian women. He nonetheless stated he by no means suspected they had been prostitutes.
“What do you think these women were doing to pay you rents of several hundred euros a month, without working, since they had no residence permit?”, the court president requested.
Responding to the query, the Nigerian Pastor stated he by no means cared the place the cash for the cost of the service he offered got here from.
Pastor Omorogie nonetheless failed to present a clear reply on sending a textual content message in which he advised somebody that he wished ”the perfect, those that are mature and have stunning our bodies”, however he then admitted that he as soon as heard the women speaking about being prostitutes.
He concluded his testimony by telling the court ”May God kill me now if a girl has worked for me”.
It was additional learnt that the prosecution offered him because the kingpin of a household-based mostly syndicate made up of 10 girls and 14 males, together with one in all Europe’s most wished girls, Jessica Edosomwan, accused of recruiting destitute girls in Nigeria for the sex commerce in Lyon, Nimes and Montpellier.