March 3rd, 2016

African voodoo 'magic' in UK. Human flesh 'on sale in London'.

Police probe link between African magic and butchered remains of 5-year-old boy Antony Barnett, Paul Harris and Tony Thompson

Detectives hunting the killers behind the 'Torso in the Thames' child murder are investigating the illegal bushmeat trade after allegations that human flesh is being offered for sale in London.

Police believe that the murdered five-year-old, whom they have called Adam, was the victim of a ritualistic killing linked to a West African form of voodoo-like religion. Officers suspect that gangs illegally importing exotic meat, such as chimpanzee and bush rat from West Africa, are involved in trading in substances used in African witchcraft that may include human body parts.

Detectives from Operation Swalcliffe, which is investigating Adam's death, joined a raid on a north London shop last month by environmental health officers after a tip-off that human body parts were being sold. The officers seized two tonnes of unfit meat, including a crocodile head, used in ritualistic dishes to increase sexual stamina in men. They also found rat faeces, which had been removed from rats' intestines and prepared as a delicacy for possible use in a ritual.

The trade in importing bushmeat to Britain has boomed in recent years, but this was the first time evidence has been found linking it to witchcraft ceremonies. While police found no obvious traces of human flesh, packages of unidentifiable meat and ribs wrapped in plastic bags and stored in a backroom have been sent for DNA testing.

Clive Lawrence, Heathrow airport's meat transport director, who was on the raid, is convinced that human flesh is finding its way into the UK as part of the bushmeat. He believes that the trade is also linked to criminal gangs involved in people trafficking and drug smuggling.

'The intelligence we are receiving suggests human flesh is coming into this country," he said. 'We are dealing with some very nasty people.'

Experts believe African witchcraft rituals are on the increase in Britain. Professor Hendrick Scholtz, a South African expert in witchcraft and an adviser on Operation Swalcliffe, said: 'As these communities grow, elements of African culture will be inevitably transported to Britain.'

In the past year police have discovered seven incidences of West Africans conducting religious rituals on the banks of the Thames. They usually involve lighting candles and writing on white sheets that are then thrown them into the water. Early in their investigations, police thought seven half-burnt candles wrapped in a sheet near Battersea Power Station could hold the key to the murder. The name 'Adekoyejo Fola Adoye' was written on the sheet and carved in the candles.

However, detectives found that Adoye lived in New York and his London-based parents had performed a ceremony to celebrate the fact he was not killed in the 11 September terrorist attacks. Nevertheless, the revelation is thought to have surprised police who had been unaware such rituals had been taking place in public in the capital.

The use of human flesh is a taboo subject in many African communities, which stress that traditional culture abhors such acts. Scholtz said it is used when a normal animal sacrifice is considered insufficient. Human flesh is also typically used when a group of people is trying to achieve a common goal.

The possible uses of such body parts is varied: skin from a stomach can be used to cause pain to enemies, while fingernails and toenails are used in poisons. Eyebrows, hair and noses are often used in curses. Particularly strong magic is believed to reside in a person's genitalia. Breasts and genitalia from both sexes are used in love potions.

Police believe that Adam was brought to Britain as a slave and sacrificed in a ritual intended to bring good luck to his killers.

'There is an ongoing search for Adam's head and limbs and there is evidence to suggest a link between those who are involved and the trade in illegal animal parts and meat products,' said a spokesman for Operation Swalcliffe.

Privately, detectives believe Adam's arms, legs and skull have been kept as magical trophies. Two officers are in Nigeria trying to find his parents after DNA testing showed he was born there. They believe his death may be linked to an extreme element from the Yoruba people, a tribe with voodoo-like rituals.


Horrors of diversity. African asylum seeker in UK gave six women HIV.

Black asylum seeker who had sex with scores of women while he worked illegally at a British campsite has given at least six HIV.

Caravan salesman Everson Banda, 29, worked at a caravan park in Essex for two years and slept with 13 members of staff and a number of holidaymakers during three seasons.
It was only after immigration officials had removed him that they discovered letters in his caravan from lawyers of women who claimed he had given them HIV. They named up to five distraught lovers infected with the virus - which causes Aids - after having sex with Banda who calls himself 'Ace'.

Panic spread through the Orchards Holiday Village near Clacton-on-Sea and a staff member also tested positive - she said Banda was the only man she had slept with.

The burly African, whose own health had been failing, was removed by the immigration service on August 19. He was arrested for overstaying and thrown out after he admitted his claim that he faced imprsionment, torture or death in Zimbabwe was false. A Home Office source said that if they had known Banda had the infection before he flew home he may have faced a police investigation.

Carriers of the virus who knowingly infect sexual partners have already been convicted of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm in British courts.

It is thought Banda entered Britain six years ago on a tourist visa but overstayed. He lied about his immigration status to first land a job as a security guard at the village and then work as a saleman. Although Banda lived in a tower block in central Southend, Essex, he was given use of a site caravan, which is where he seduced many of his conquests.

He is said to have wooed girls at the campsite's pubs and bars, plying them with drink before walking them back to his berth. He was told in April last year to become a registered security guard if he wanted to continue working there.

But he could not provide a passport or visa for the post and talked bosses into appointing him as a caravan salesman, selling mobile homes priced £17,000 to £75,000. He became the lover of another salesgirl who has so far not tested positve for HIV.

Banda is believed to have infected another colleague who regularly became ill with colds and after going to her doctor was horrified to discover she was HIV positive.
His most recent girlfriend was a Polish barmaid who recently returned to her homeland unaware of his dark secret.

A source in the camp told The Sun: "In the three seasons he had been here, Banda's health had been slowly deteriorating.

"His skin had been falling off his face and scalp, and he had been losing his hair. "He started out quite muscular but in recent times he had lost a lot of weight. At the time people blamed it on stress, they said he had immigartion problems. "When the guys went into his caravan, they also found a lot of medication, tablets in silver foil wrappers.

"Perhaps he was leaving them as a sign to say what he had done and to tell his lovers they must get tested." Holidaymakers come to the popular seaside campsite form as far away as Belgium, Poland and Germany.

Home Office sources confirmed Banda had been 'removed' back to Zimbabwe after dropping a political asylum claim following his arrest for overstaying. A source said: "It wasn't until after his arrest that we became aware he was HIV positive. "This has no relevance to our handling of the case but came to light in the course of our enquiries.

"Banda claimed asylum soon after his arrest for overstaying - then dropped his claims and agreed to be removed back to Zimbabwe. "Perhaps he realised it was a good opportunity to get away from the terrible situation he had created."

An immigration service spokesman refused to comment on Banda's case saying "We do not comment on individual cases." A spokesman for The Orchards Holiday Park said: "We are now carrying out a full investigation and are in contact with the Home Office and Immigration Directorate to discover how Everson Banda was able to enter this country with forged documents and gain employment.

"This is a most unfortunate situation and we are co-operating fully with the Home office, police and any other interested parties to find out the truth of the matter."