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Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by lalasticlala(m): 8:48pm On Jun 04, 2017
Cynthia recounts her story: “I had problems back in Nigeria, family problems.” Cynthia says. “My aunties, well, a woman I was so close to in my village I called her auntie, said her brother ran a pharmacy in Italy and he needed a girl to help him there.”

“Straight away I asked her if it was prostitution,” she remembers, “but she took me in like her own daughter, and we were so close, so when she said if it was prostitution, I wouldn’t let you go, I believed her.”

“She was lying. When I got to Libya, the boga –a man– told me I wouldn’t be working in a pharmacy, but that I was going to be a prostitute.” Cynthia says. “I cried all through the night, but I could not go back, I could only move forward to Italy.”

“When I arrived on 25 June, 2016, they transferred me to [a hotspot in] Trappani for a week, then to a camp in Reggio Calabria. There a woman gave me a telephone to call my auntie.” She says. “I said, ‘I’m here.’ And then that phone that I used was ringing all the time, a woman was calling to arrange for a man to come and get me out of the camp.”

“One day, a man came to get me. We waited in a supermarket, and another man came who drove me somewhere in Sicily. I don’t know where it was, but when we got there, they took me to the woman I spoke to on the phone. She gave me a bed, and in the morning she woke me up and said she works with my auntie, and that now I was her prostitute.”

“I argued and fought with her all day until the night. Then she took me into her bedroom and she cut my wrist and collected my blood. She took pieces of my hair, and took my menstruation pad and put it all into a bag. She said if I go away from her, she will take my blood to Nigeria and use Juju to poison my blood.”

“The next day, we took a train to Calabria, and the woman gave me the things I need to work - panties, a bra, and condoms,”
Cynthia remembers, “She told me I owed her €30,000 for the trip and I was going to work to pay it off. I told her the trip wasn’t that much, but she said ’That’s not my concern and if I ran to the police they would deport me.”

“I was scared of her, of the police, of everything, so I agree,” she says.

“I saw the man who took me from the camp again, and he took me to the place I would be working. We called it Lentini, and was a road between that town and Catania. It was just a road in the bush, with so many girls working on it.”

“He said I needed to change my clothes and into the underwear they gave me, and if a car came, I had to take the driver into the bush for sex.” Cynthia says. “In the bushes and on the small roads there were beds, he said.”


“I worked from morning until the nighttime. I can’t remember how many men I was with, but it was a lot. When I got back to the house I was crying and I told the madam I wanted to call my parents, but she said no and demanded the money I had made.”

“I did the same thing every day in June, July, August, September, and October. In October, in the early morning, the police came to the door and knocked and shouted ‘Open up!’ The madam was running everywhere and she locked me and some other girls in the bedroom. I hid in the bath, and the police took the other girls and the madam.”

“Eventually I followed them to the police though, because I spoke to one of the girls and she said it was okay.”

Cynthia was transferred to the safe house for women who are victims of sex trafficking where she awaits her paperwork to be processed.

“I’m hoping that the government helps me with my documents, and that I can find a job. That’s my only way out of this. I’ll be okay and earning money and sending it home to my family. I would finally be happy because my family would be happy.”

Courtesy: UNICEF

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/home-front/a-child-is-a-child-nigeria-s-refugee-children/199075.html

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Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by Afonjashapmouth: 8:58pm On Jun 04, 2017
we don tire for dem story abeg make dem network muritala

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Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by Mhissgaga(f): 8:59pm On Jun 04, 2017
Terrible!

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Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by Engrobiorah(m): 9:00pm On Jun 04, 2017
sad
Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by pweetyoge(f): 9:15pm On Jun 04, 2017
same story line all the time. my project topic was on child/girl trafficking, during my research i realised greed, unhealthy competition n poverty is the underlying factor. They claim ignorance bt the truth is they know exactly what they are getting into. They are not as naive and stupid as the media portrays the story. They all know either one way or the other( old stories, friends,neighbour who has done same) , but the love for quick money and the obodo oyibo syndrome blur and becloud the right sense of reasoning. who travels outside a country through the desert without knowing it is fishy? Pls they should cut us some slack with the same old gist all the time...

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Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by tosyne2much(m): 9:22pm On Jun 04, 2017
Let them come continue. All I know is that the past still haunts someone sometimes

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Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by Nobody: 9:25pm On Jun 04, 2017
Sad things happen. I am just sick and tired of feeling sorry for these girls and later realising they placed themselves in such situations.

Its just traumatizing to realize that they are mostly underage and so the decisions they make are not really valid.

Courtesy:UNICEF? Is this another way of these people potraying africa as a dumpsite as usual or what? Coz them too I dont trust.

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Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by Purpletee(f): 9:26pm On Jun 04, 2017
sad
Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by Vision4God: 9:31pm On Jun 04, 2017
Hhhmmm
Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by MOSTEC(m): 9:35pm On Jun 04, 2017
wey dat abero.....wey dey collect money for parking......



......i wan park for here oooo...


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Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by seunlayi(m): 9:44pm On Jun 04, 2017
sad








Our government since December 1983 are to be blamed.







undecided

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Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by Nobody: 9:44pm On Jun 04, 2017
Afonjashapmouth:
we don tire for dem story abeg make dem network muritala

Grow up.

No seriously....grow up.

Someone is suffering...and instead of showing sympathy, you are busy abusing the person?

Please.....have some sympathy for other people's misfortunes.

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Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by Nobody: 9:45pm On Jun 04, 2017
When will people stop believing such empty promises... We live in a wicked world... Trust no one thank God she was rescued ...
Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by Nobody: 9:48pm On Jun 04, 2017
Na from Benin?
Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by sod09(m): 9:48pm On Jun 04, 2017
pweetyoge:
same story line all the time. my project topic was on child/girl trafficking, during my research i realised greed, unhealthy competition n poverty is the underlying factor. They claim ignorance bt the truth is they know exactly what they are getting into. They are not as naive and stupid as the media portrays the story. They all know either one way or the other( old stories, friends,neighbour who has done same) , but the love for quick money and the obodo oyibo syndrome blur and becloud the right sense of reasoning. who travels outside a country through the desert without knowing it is fishy? Pls they should cut us some slack with the same old gist all the time...
God bless you...they do that for pity

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Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by verygudbadguy(m): 9:49pm On Jun 04, 2017
Zubby77's story, there and back in time, comes to mind. I feel no pity for these girls except for the ones that are not up to 18 and couldn't make wise decisions for themselves... We blame everything on poverty.

Meanwhile, some girls are hawking groundnut and the likes to earn a living.

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Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by froshsteve(m): 9:49pm On Jun 04, 2017
story for the gods
Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by imstrong1: 9:49pm On Jun 04, 2017
21st century slavery... From a desire for a better life to humiliation shame and their situation get no different after..

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Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by holluphemydavid(m): 9:50pm On Jun 04, 2017
NCAN over to u
Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by Mrlouis: 9:50pm On Jun 04, 2017
Watching in 4D

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Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by Afonjashapmouth: 9:50pm On Jun 04, 2017
9jakohai:


Grow up.

No seriously....grow up.

Someone is suffering...and instead of showing sympathy, you are busy abusing the person?

Please.....have some sympathy for other people's misfortunes.


Grow up and encourage voyage of foolishness?? enlighten me on whats pushing them into the sharp sharp money scheme please.. is it not covetousness?? so who bargained for the misfortune you should grow up and read well before quoting

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Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by Mobsync(m): 9:51pm On Jun 04, 2017
pweetyoge:
same story line all the time. my project topic was on child/girl trafficking, during my research i realised greed, unhealthy competition n poverty is the underlying factor. They claim ignorance bt the truth is they know exactly what they are getting into. They are not as naive and stupid as the media portrays the story. They all know either one way or the other( old stories, friends,neighbour who has done same) , but the love for quick money and the obodo oyibo syndrome blur and becloud the right sense of reasoning. who travels outside a country through the desert without knowing it is fishy? Pls they should cut us some slack with the same old gist all the time...

You are very correct. I was also about to say the same thing.

They know what's up but quickly claim victim when they're caught.

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Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by Nobody: 9:51pm On Jun 04, 2017
Why are they almost always from that zone?

Also, madam, before you left Nigeria, did you have an Italian visa?
Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by seunlayi(m): 9:53pm On Jun 04, 2017
EgunMogaji:
Why are they almost always from that zone?

Also, madam, before you left Nigeria, did you have an Italian visa?
what do you expect?

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Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by dingbang(m): 9:53pm On Jun 04, 2017
She asked her straight up if it was prostitution but yet she cried when she realised it was prostitution.



Na slap dey hungry me to give that girl

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Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by FemiFemola: 9:53pm On Jun 04, 2017
Man. So sad. People should stop thinking things are automatically better once they leave Nigeria. It's how they are easily trafficked.
Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by mirabel001(f): 9:53pm On Jun 04, 2017
Edo state
Re: Nigerian Victim Of Sex Trafficking In Italy Tells Her Shocking Story by raphy(m): 9:54pm On Jun 04, 2017
all that for the name if Bleep.her punna must be very wide by now and she enjoy it so much .hustle cone back and buy Nigeria nothing d you bae.

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