A call for help: Woman lured into modern-day slavery seeks to return home
Every year, a lot of Nigerians seek greener pasture in other countries of the world. The dream to make it outside the shores of the country and lift their families out of poverty has driven so many ignorantly into the hands of human traffickers who disguise as travel agents.
This is exactly the case of Teniola, who decided to travel to Oman to hustle for a better life for her and her son.
Teniola’s case is quite pathetic as her husband dumped her and her son to marry another woman. Teni saw a very bleak future for her in Nigeria due to the so many failed businesses she ventured into. Her only hope was to go to Oman when she was presented with the opportunity, leaving her only son with her mother.
Teniola, in a video shared on Youtube narrates her awful experience in the hands of her employers who turned her into a slave.
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According to her, she has worked for over a year with three different employers but no payments to show for it. She was beaten on several occasions by her employer, made to work without proper rest. She’s presently indisposed and does not have access to proper healthcare.
Teniola is calling on kind-hearted people to help return her back home to her son. All she requires is to purchase a ticket back to Nigeria.
All donations can be made to: 0045319522 Omotola Fawunmi GTB
Let’s assist in bringing back Teniola.
Meanwhile, the United Nations has defined human trafficking as: “The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.”
Revolution Now: Why we barricaded National Stadium, stopped protesters – Police
The Nigeria police on Monday morning barricaded the entrance to the National Stadium, Surulere ahead of the #RevolutionNow protest spearheaded by Omoyele Sowore on Monday.
Area Commander, Area C, ACP Tijani Fatai, told NAN that the operatives were on ground to stop any form of protests at the stadium.
Fatai explained that they were not there to give security cover to protesters and advised the crowd already gathering in front of the National Stadium gate to stay away.
The DCP, Operations in Lagos State command, Mr Mohammed Ali, told NAN in a telephone conversation, that the protesters failed to obtain the necessary permit to carry out the planned protest.
“Their planned protest is unlawful. They did not obtain permission for the protest. If they say they have the permission, let them show it.
“Anyone that foment trouble will be dealt with according to the law,“ Ali said
LAGOS, 0914hrs: Protest March ongoing at Funso William’s Road, Surulere by National Stadium. U are advised to avoid the route
Sugar’s Killing: Family Says Arrested Suspects Are Late Lawmakers’ Killers
At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti.
EIGHT DAYS after the death of Hon Olatoye Temitope Sugar, the lawmaker representing Lagelu/Akinyele Federal Constituency, who was killed by unknown gunmen during the March 9 governorship and House of Assembly elections at Lalupon Area of Lagelu Local Government, Ibadan, the family has alleged that those suspects who are currently in police net are the real killers of the late lawmaker.
Speaking on behalf of the families of late Hon Olatoye Temitope Sugar at a press conference on Sunday, in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, the elder brother of slain lawmaker, Hon Olatoye Olajide popularly known as ‘Big Daddy’ maintained that the identity of the Killers were known to him.
Olajide, who claimed he was at the scene where his younger brother was killed said, “I give kudos to the AIG and the Commissioner of Police (CP) at Oyo state presently, because I have seen them doing a good job. Those people that are in their net now are the real killers, so I know them.
” Their leaders are the ones in police net”, he maintained.
The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Frank Mba, had earlier confirmed the arrest of some suspects, assuring that efforts to apprehend other accomplices were in top gear.
Mba listed those in custody as “Lafisoye Akinmoyede, 54; Alh. Rafiu Adebayo, 68; Taofeek Adebayo a.k.a Ejo, 39, Alh. Rasheed Oladele, 66 and Mutiu Oguntola, 28.
Brother of slain lawmaker also described the audio interview credited to one Mrs Folake who claimed to be his ex – landlady (Hon. Olatoye Temitope’s landlady) and other negative publications trending on the social media as false, mischief and fake news, saying “it is the handiwork of political enemies of late lawmaker who planned his killing just to gain cheap political advantage”.
In his words, ” the family’s attention has been drawn to several negative publications trending on the social media including photographs of the dying Hon. Sugar. We wish to maintain that all the negative impression about late Hon. Temitope Olatoye Sugar and the family started with the gruesome and horrific photographs published by the management of the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, in collusion with the political enemies of late Hon. Temitope Olatoye Sugar on the 9th day of March, 2019.
“More particular about these negative impressions is the statement credited to one Mrs Folake stating that late Hon. Hon Sugar was once her tenant. We hereby deny the assertion as same is without evidence and any iota of truth and therefore in the realm of fake news. I therefore call on the general public to disregard same.
” For the avoidance of doubt, late Hon. Sugar all through his stay at Osiele in Abeokuta, Ogun state lived in two different houses that were owned by Landlords and had no tenancy relation whatsoever with the said Folake.
“It has also come to the attention of the family of the defamatory and the maligning reports and publications published by Sahara Reporters (SR) and other online reporters and we have instructed our lawyers to commence the necessary procedural legal process preparatory to seek legal redress.
” It is therefore, pertinent to state that late Hon. Sugar lived a fulfilled and philanthropic life and was through out his life time behind the people, which accounts for the reason why he was loves by the people “, Olatoye Olujide continued.
While urging the security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators and sponsors of this dastard and heinous crime are brought to book, he, however urged the general public to disregard same and remained calm.