To see the sex trade's sinister alliance with black magic, Mail Online travelled to poverty-stricken Benin City, southern Nigeria, where voodoo priests (pictured) are still widely revered.

The priest in this picture is not involved in trafficking Benin City has become the main hub for trafficking African prostitutes to the streets of London, Rome and Paris.

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The women are afraid not only for themselves, but for their families and friends...

They think that if they disobey what they swore in front of that juju, no matter whether it is Shango or Ayelala or another, it will start manifesting itself 'The women are afraid not only for themselves, but for their families and friends,' she said.

Some wives are given a spell to stop them from being unfaithful Pictured: A shaman cuts a chicken's head during a ritual.

He is not involved in trafficking To see the sex trade's sinister alliance with black magic first hand, Mail Online travelled to poverty-stricken Benin City in southern Nigeria, home to an ancient African kingdom where voodoo priests are still widely revered.

In a demonstration of how traditional beliefs blend with Christianity here, Ayelala devotees wear scarlet gowns decorated with white Christian crucifixes, and hold their ceremonies in a temple complete with church-style pews.

But that is where the similarities end.'There is one old woman who regularly right down the middle of the main road through town with an Ayelala hat on,' said one Benin City resident.

'Normally she would get run over, but all the cars choose to drive round her instead.'Ten years ago, when the local market was looted after accidentally being set ablaze, a local Ayelala priest also decreed that anyone who has stolen goods should return them immediately.

Overnight, large numbers of missing items returned.

Pictured: Nigeria's National Agency for the Prevention of Trafficking in People (NAPTIP) HQ'We think there could be anything up to 1,000 women being trafficked into the UK every year now, some ending up in prostitution, others in forced labour, and I put that down partly to the impunity the trade has had.

Located in western Africa and on the Atlantic Ocean, Nigeria is the seventh most populous country in the world and has one of its largest economies.

It was only then that I realised I was there for prostitution.