- Nigerian lady Omolara Abiyeye said she was forced into prostitution in Mali when she thought she was going to Malaysia
- Omolara said when she arrived in Mali, she saw that she would have to pay the person who bought her 1.5 million naira to gain freedom.
- After initially refusing the profession, she had to give in to pressure and torture to survive.
A young Nigerian woman, Omolara Abiyeye, recounted her ordeal in search of greener pastures abroad.
She revealed that she and others transported to Mali were taken to a shrine where their private hair was shaved as they made a wedding ring.
In a video interview with BBC News Yoruba, she said that despite the spiritual things she was forced to do, she still knew God was the alpha and omega of her life.
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we have been deceived
The lady added when she was introduced to a boutique job where she would be paid N80k per month overseas, she told the person she had no money to pay for her travel expenses.
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The person told her that she didn’t need to worry about it as the cost can be reimbursed monthly when she starts working.
He was told that since the borders were closed, they would have to reach Malaysia through Togo. The lady revealed that after spending several weeks transiting from one African country to another, she realized that they were only cheating on her to get them where they wanted.
I was forced into prostitution
The lady said she had met other Nigerians on the way. It was while she was there that she realized that she was being forced into prostitution.
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She was told that she had been bought for 500,000 N and that she would have to work and pay back 1.5 million N to gain her freedom. She spent two years then and had paid over 4 million naira before any help came to her.
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Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:
Akinola M Olatunde said:
“For those of you who mistreat her, it seems you don’t know how persuasive this is, so call the people who persuaded themâ¦ I saw someone who was taken to Omar by the husband of his sister to suffer and go through trauma. “
Muhammad Al-Mahroof said:
“We continue to warn our young daughters of the evil of most so-called employment agents.”
Oluwatomiwa Oluwa said:
“Please, how can you get in touch with her please.”
Prince Ambassador S Oloyede said:
“Please everyone i also have someone in the same situation now in mali, she borrowed a phone to chat with me and started yelling for help everyday pls anyone can us help on say. “
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Another lady recounted her ordeal
During this time, Legit.ng Earlier reported that a young Nigerian woman, Aishat Ganiyu, had recounted her travel experience in Mali.
In a video interview with LegitTV, she said she made the trip because she thought the value for money would be greater there.
Aishat said it was when she arrived in Mali that people who facilitated her trip revealed that she would be working as a prostitute.