An NHS doctor enslaved a man in his home for 24 years after smuggling him into Britain as a child, a court heard yesterday
Edet demanded to be called ‘master’ as he beat his victim and subjected him to a ‘life of misery’, it was claimed.
Edet, 60, and his wife Antan, 58, a senior hospital nurse, are accused of stripping Ofonime Inuk of his passport and making him work up to 17 hours a day.
Dr Emmanuel Edet and his wife Antan are accused of keeping Ofonime Sunday Inuk at their home in Perivale, north-west London for 24 years after it is alleged they smuggled him in to Britain as a child.
The couple, pictured, have both pleaded not guilty to holding a person in slavery and servitude.
The Nigerian orphan was left to bring up their two sons as they travelled across Britain working for a series of NHS trusts.
Mr Inuk, 39, confronted the pair in court for the first time since allegedly escaping their West London home in 2013.
He told a jury at Harrow Crown Court he had to sleep on the floor and was barred from using many rooms except to clean them.
He described how he was scared of the couple after realising they would not pay him or send him to school. In a soft voice, he said he was not ‘free’, adding: “I could only take the children to the park that was the only time I could take them out.”
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