Whistle blowers in Edo state last week informed security agents about
the arrival of a Russian based alleged human trafficker, Vivian Ehioze,
whom has been arrested alongside her brother, Pastor Endurance Ehioze
(pictured inset), whom is said to be her recruiter.
was deported after contracting a strange illness, has also spoken to
newsmen corroborating the story. She was allegedly trafficked at the age
Narrating her story to Vanguardngr, Florence said:
“Pastor Endurance lured me in 2012 and said his sister, Vivian, will
finance the trip. He further told me that I could pay off the sister off
in less than two months after my arrival abroad. .
I was surprised
that Endurance, who is a pastor, later encouraged me to undertake a oath
with his mother to make sure I refund them. The mother took strands of
hair from my head, armpit, private part and she also collected my pant
for the oath taking.
I was transferred to their elder brother in
Lagos, who molested me till my visa came in February 2013. When I
arrived in Russia, Vivian seized my passport and forced me into
I started paying the money ($45,000} and once I
finished paying, I was deported to Nigeria. Apart from that, I was
inflicted with a strange ailment. The doctors treating me couldn’t
handle my case. .
I want to advise young girls hoping to be taken
abroad to work that all that glitters is not gold. Many girls out there
are dead and their parents think they are alive. Out of the 300 girls
deported in the last one year, about 100 of them are HIV positive. Our
girls should learn trades and empower themselves rather than going
abroad for prostitution.”