How 2 Nigerian men sold a girl into slavery for N1.2m


A caterer, Okoangbele Quincy, 23, was sold by Paul Akpogherhe, 26; and Theophilus Ebiowei, 28, whom she met at an event in Festac, Lagos. They had promised to help her secure a lucrative job abroad since she is a skilled caterer. Her
parents assisted her in raising some amount of money required for her traveling.

After processing her documents, they linked her with a female agent in Kuwait. Unknown to her, the agent is a human trafficker. The agent picked her up from the airport when she got there in June. Narrating her ordeal, Quincy, a daughter to a military officer said: “Trouble started when the agent asked me if I had been briefed by the people who introduced me to her? I said no, but they said you would help me secure a job.

To my surprise, the agent then told me that she had bought me from those people and that I was now her slave. She told me that I had no choice and that she has spent money to buy me and that she must get value for her money’s worth. Sensing that I may cause her trouble, she immediately sold me to another family. I was given a uniform worn by slaves in Kuwait.

Anyone that sees me wearing it immediately knows I am a slave and treats me like a leper. As soon as it dawned on me that I was now a slave in a strange country, I began to seek ways to escape. Luckily, I met another Nigerian girl who has also been a slave to another family for almost a year, so she was a bit familiar with the area. She said there was no way of escaping, except we get to the Nigerian embassy in Kuwait.

As God would have it, the opportunity came and we left but not without hitches, as every taxi we stopped refused to halt because we were rocking slaves uniform. After several hours, we pleaded with an Indian woman, who eventually helped us get a cab. When we got to the Nigerian Embassy, the officials assisted us with necessary traveling documents to travel back to Nigeria.”….. she mst av been deceived by d fact dt 1 Kuwaiti dinar = 656.2645 Nigerian Nairas. Poor girl……

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