A Nigerian couple in Katy, Texas, has pleaded guilty to enslaving a lady they brought to the U.S. to help in taking care of their children. They had promised to pay her N20,000 or $100 a month, but they never did. This is common among the Igbo in the Diaspora, who bring people here and refuse to pay them a meager fee, which leads to their being jailed and being surcharged hundreds of thousands of dollars. For the two years, this woman was working for this couple had they her, that would have been only $2,400.00. Penny wife pound foolish. Read the story below:
The U.S. Attorney’s Office is seeking restitution in the amount of $129,108 to the victim, saying that the Nsobundus owe that amount in back wages. The Nsobundus previously agreed to pay the woman 20,000 Nigerian nairas, or $100 a month. The court said the Nsobundus never paid the woman for any of her work in the United States.
Sandra Nsobundu faces a maximum of five years in prison and Chudy Nsobundu faces up to 10 years in prison. Both could also face up to a $250,000 fine. They were allowed to remain free on bond pending sentencing, which is set for Jan. 4