Exclusive: The Juju Curse Now On Italy’s Sex Traffickers - The Daily Beast

Exclusive: The Juju Curse Now On Italy’s Sex Traffickers  The Daily BeastPhoto Illustration by Lyne Lucien/ The Daily Beast BENIN CITY, Nigeria—Ato spends much of his time as a juju priest in Nigeria’s southern Benin City trying to...

Exclusive: The Juju Curse Now On Italy’s Sex Traffickers - The Daily Beast
Exclusive: The Juju Curse Now On Italy’s Sex Traffickers  The Daily Beast

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/ The Daily Beast BENIN CITY, Nigeria—Ato spends much of his time as a juju priest in Nigeria’s southern Benin City trying to cure all types of illnesses using traditional medicine and carrying out ritual sacrifices offered to a local goddess. Among the sacrifices he carries out in the name of the goddess is an oath-taking ritual—girls who are about to be trafficked to Italy are forced by their traffickers to undergo the ritual to supposedly ensure they do not disobey their sponsors once they get to Europe. Since Ato began as a priest four years ago, he has ...