I was beaten, forced into prostitution in Italy – 18-year-old Nigerian

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An 18-year-old Nigerian lady identified only as Victoria, who was allegedly lured into prostitution in Italy, has narrated her ordeal in the hands of her traffickers.

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Victoria recounted how her unnamed trafficker promised her a better life and education and she was lured into prostitution.

She said this while speaking with a British Television network, ITV, from a small cafe house in Turin, a shelter for rescued Nigerian prostitutes.

According to her, “They promised me an education. They promised me if I came with them I could go to school and get a good job.italy
“I had no choice, I had no choice, I had to pay him… I was like a prisoner,” Victoria emphasized, adding that, “I was forced into prostitution: making money for trafficker to pay off my endless debt to him.

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“I’m thankful for the shelter and place of safety provided to us, but just a few weeks ago I arrived in Italy by boat via the regular route of thousands of Nigerian women.

“My 2,500 mile journey became an epic of exploitation and abuse. By the time we got to Libya, I had been beaten and forced into prostitution: making money for my trafficker to pay off my now endless debt to him,” the victim added.

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5 thoughts on “I was beaten, forced into prostitution in Italy – 18-year-old Nigerian

  1. When someone who isn't related to you at all and is not known to anyone around you asks you to follow them to oblivion and you agree to follow, what do you expect? Are you a child? Were you tied hands and legs, gated and bundled away on this journey? I have no sympathy for s****d and greedy girls who still embark on these tortuous journeys in spite of all the publicity and warning. They know what they are doing. So no sympathies from me

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