Oluwakamisi Mary Omolabake, a Nigerian lady trafficked to Lebanon, has narrated her ordeal by the hands of her traffickers and is looking for assist to return dwelling.
Omolabake instructed SaharaReporters that she was approached by an agent named Alfa Mohammed Abu in April 2019, who instructed her that there was a chance to go to Japan and work.
She stated, “He requested my mother and father to carry N300,000 and we agreed to pay N150,000. He stated I’ll obtain a wage of $300each month once I get to Japan.
“After some time, he stated my visa was prepared and so I ready for the journey and went to the airport. On the airport, I stood within the line of the flight going to Japan and the immigration officer requested to see my passport.”
As a substitute of a Japanese visa, the trafficker had obtained a Lebanese visa for Omolabake with the intent of trafficking her as a home employee whereas deceiving her into believing she was going to Japan.
“After I confirmed them my passport and ticket, they referred to as me apart and stated I ought to stand exterior the road since I do not know the place I used to be going. Later they instructed me my ticket was for Beirut not Japan and requested me to pay N50,000 which I think was a bribe. They claimed that they may use it to alter my ticket.
“They didn’t change it and boarded me on a flight going to Lebanon. After I bought to Lebanon, the primary madam I labored with for 3 months, her husband made a number of makes an attempt to rape me. I reported to her and she or he took me again to the trafficking company that was working with the agent who despatched me there from Nigeria.
“The company in Lebanon, Damaj Companies, positioned me in one other home to work for an outdated lady who was very sick. She was on a wheelchair with out legs and I might clear her up and nonetheless maintain the home. She was very sick.
“On April 1, 2020, the girl died of her illness and the household of the girl stated I killed their mom. As a result of considered one of her son is a police officer, I used to be falsely accused and thrown in jail for one month.
“They refused to pay me my wage for all of the months I labored along with her and stated as a result of I allegedly killed their mum, I’ll return to Nigeria with out something.
“After a month, they took me again to Damaj Companies workplace and I have been locked there ever since.
“Whereas right here within the workplace, I referred to as my agent in Nigeria, Alfa Mohammed Abu, and he stated he’ll purchase a ticket for me to return again dwelling but it surely appears unlikely as a result of this isn’t the primary time I’m reaching out to him to get me out of Lebanon the place he despatched me with out my information.”
She referred to as on the Nigerian Authorities and well-meaning Nigerians to assist safe her freedom from her traffickers, who’ve locked her up in an workplace constructing with out meals, freedom or entry to any type of medical care.