Nigerian siblings accused of trafficking, pimping, voodoo scare

A brother and sister, both Nigerian nationals, were arrested in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Monday following claims by a 26-year-old compatriot who told police officers they had smuggled her from the West African country and forced her into prostitution in order to pay off her transportation debt.

The young woman said she was kept in a flat in Volos, eastern Greece, and forced to have sex with men until she paid off her 50,000-euro debt.

She also told investigators that the suspects had performed a voodoo ceremony in order to seal the deal to smuggle her to Europe.

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