Man charged with human trafficking appears in court
Odosa Usiobaifo aged 34 from Enfield who was charged with human trafficking by detectives investigating the disappearance of two teenage girls in West Sussex, has appeared before Uxbridge Magistrates' Court.
He has been remanded in custody before his next appearance – a committal hearing at Isleworth Crown Court on Wednesday 12 September.
Two people have been charged with human trafficking by detectives investigating the disappearance of two teenage girls who were in social services' care in West Sussex. Odosa Usiobaifo, 34, and Katie Ighha, 25, both from Enfield, north London, are accused of conspiracy to traffick for exploitation.
Joy Igaharo, 17, and Esohe Ida-Ogabono, 15, went missing on Good Friday after saying they were going to church. The pair disappeared from care in Worthing six months after arriving in the UK from Nigeria.
One of the girls was returned to the UK after being stopped in Spain while showing her passport at border control. Police have not revealed which girl was brought back. The other teenager has not been found.