ANSA) - Palermo,Police on Tuesday arrested three Nigerians on charges of abducting a fellow countrywoman and inducing her into prostitution in Castelvetrano in the Sicilian province of Trapani.

Juliet Matthew, 27, Precius Matthew, 28, and Daniel Eguavon, 26, are accused of isolating the woman, who remains unnamed, and trying to force her to prostitute herself by threatening her with voodoo rites.

During her imprisonment the woman managed to contact the International Organisation for Migration which in turn contacted police in Palermo, who entered the Castelvetrano premises to liberate her.