A Nigerian pastor has been arrested by authorities in France for allegedly running a human trafficking operation.
Pastor Stanley Omoregie is accused of trafficking girls from his native Nigeria to Lyon and forcing them into prostitution.
A thorough investigation by police identified him as the head of a trafficking ring. They bring girls over from Nigeria and then force them into the s*x trade.
Some of the girls lived in apartments owned by Omoregie and paid him rent every month, despite not working since they had no residence permits.
When asked about it, Omoregie claimed he was only trying to help his fellow Nigerians.
“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 asked?
Omoregie had no good answer.
Worse, police investigators have him on tape talking about the type of girls he wants to be brought over from Nigeria.
“[I want] those with beautiful bodies, who can be controlled, not those that cause problems.” he allegedly said in a transcript provided to the court.
The 35-year-old pastor was arrested with 23 others and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Speaking during his first court date, the pastor said God should strike him dead if he’s a s*x trafficker.
“May God kill me now if a girl has worked for me,” he vowed.
Unfortunately for him, whatever God decides to do is not relevant in court.
22 other Nigerians who work for the pastor in running his operation were also arrested and are standing trial with him.