Identified as Augustine Omini Oboni, a Nigerian man has been convicted of human trafficking, rape, and sexual exploitation in South Africa .
Forty-year-old Augustine Omini Oboni was found guilty of human trafficking, two counts of rape, statuary rape, sexual exploitation, kidnapping and keeping a brothel, National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson for the Gauteng north region Lumka Mahanjana said in a statement.
“A 12-year-old minor was kept in a flat in Sunnyside, Pretoria for three months by Oboni. During this period, he fed her with drugs and forced her to sleep with five to six men a day,” Mahanjana said.
It was gathered that Oboni was caught in 2016 and denied bail. According to police, the 12-year-old child was strolling to a nearby park to meet friends when she was confronted an unknown woman who convinced her to go to Oboni’s flat in Sunnyside.
In 2016 that the girl testified to sleeping in the flat with the unknown woman, with the understanding that she would return home the following day. However, when she woke up the next morning, Oboni was sitting on the side of the bed and the woman had disappeared.
Oboni then obliged the child to make him money by prostituting herself. When she refused, he attacked her and raped her repeatedly. He locked her up in the flat, sometimes without food and supplied her with drugs to get her addicted so he could control her.
The child eventually surrendered and worked as a prostitute, handing the money she received to Oboni. She ran to escape in December, two months after she was abducted, and Oboni was arrested the same day.