15 Jan 2018, Cape Town: A 39-year-old man, arrested on charges of human trafficking, has appeared briefly in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court. Chibuike Innocent Nwosu was arrested in Milnerton last week.
The HAWKS says two women aged 22 were freed and taken to a place of safety.
They were allegedly lured from Mpumalanga and the Free State and forced to work as sex workers. The matter has been postponed to the 12th of March for a formal bail application.
Nwosu's lawyer, Advocate Batyha Monyemoratho, says the state has to verify her client's status in the country as he is a foreigner.
"The State alleges that he is a flight risk so according to the requirements of a bail application if you are a flight risk they will not release you. So now they postpone it for a formal bail application where I'm going to support evidence to show that my client is not a flight risk. He needs to be released on bail and then the investigation will be made while he is out of custody."