Udoka Enohuean (not real names), a self-confessed human trafficking survivor has explained why she went into the dirty trade..She revealed to Vanguard how she became a prostitute in Burkina Fas.
The native of Ishan, Edo State said:
“I was 18 years old when a business woman in our community took some ladies and I to Burkina Faso. The initial deal was that she will take us to Senegal and then to Europe. But, surprisingly, she took us to Burkina Faso and she was nowhere to be found the following morning we arrived there. Unknown to us, she had sold us to a man”,
“Immediately, our heads, armpit, private parts were shaved and the hair used to initiate us into some cult. So horrifying, some of the girls went mad during the initiation. You could be asked to visit a burial ground late in the night for the ritual or sleep with a dead body. Later, we lived in a hotel where we operated as prostitutes and what we earned used to pay this man every day. Everything turned gloomy for me. I found myself in thick darkness of prostitution that I could not deliver myself from. It was a horrible situation,”the victim said.
“We had a booklet each where we recorded our returns everyday and once the money for which we were sold to the man was paid, which could be paid within five to nine months, freedom will be organised for such a person.