UKBA: "Adeniji exploited her victims in the most terrible ways"
A woman has been given a total of 11.5 years in prison for her role in keeping trafficked children as domestic servants and assisting with illegal immigration.
Lucy Adetokunboh Adeniji, 46, of Ray Gardens, Barking, was charged with 11 offences: actual bodily harm, neglect, facilitating illegal immigration and eight offences of obtaining property by deception, namely British passports. She was found guilty of all offences at Isleworth Crown Court on 11th February 2011 and sentenced on 18th March.
In early 2009, a 23-year-old woman (victim 1) attended a police station and made historic allegations that she had been brought to the UK in early 1997, abused and exploited as cheap childcare until 2006 by Adeniji.
Under interview on 15th April 2009 by officers from Operation Paladin, a joint Metropolitan Police Service and UK Border Agency team, victim 1 further stated that at the age of 11-years, in December 1997, she was brought to the UK by a man she knew as "Kenny" and placed in the Adeniji household, where her role was to care for the four children, in particular their disabled daughter. Victim 1 also stated that she was not enrolled in school nor registered with a doctor, denied friends and regularly verbally abused and beaten by Adeniji.