Ealing Couple Accused of Keeping Man as Slave
Husband and wife on trial for slavery offences
A Doctor and his wife who worked at Ealing Hospital, have gone on trial accused of keeping a man as a slave for nearly 25 years.
Dr Emmanuel Edet and his wife Antan a senior ward manager from Haymill Close, Perivale are charged with holding a person in slavery and immigration offences.
It's alleged the victim, Etibong Sunday Okon Inuk, was brought to the UK by the couple in 1989 when he was 13 and put on their family passport.
The Prosecution claim he was not treated as a member of the family but kept as a slave or servant, not allowed to socialise or integrate with the family, ate all his meal separately and was expected to work from early morning until late at night with no payment, no education, not passport.
Mr Inuk alerted authorities after he heard a report about the release of three women who'd been held captive in a house in Brixton. He called a charity which helps trafficked people and they contacted the authorities on his behalf.
The Edets deny cruelty, holding a person in slavery and assisting unlawful immigration.
29th October 2015