FG rescues mother of four trafficked to Egypt by her brother

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has facilitated the return of a mother of four, Omowunmi Rhoda Aladeboyeje, allegedly trafficked to Cairo, Egypt.

The 35-year-old was reportedly tricked to Egypt by her elder brother, who informed her about a nursing job in the United States.

On receiving a distress call from her family, the commission contacted the Nigerian Mission in Cairo which rescued the victim from her captors.

Omowunmi, who left the country on March 17, 2020, arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, around 2 a.m on Saturday.

She was profiled by immigration officials and handed over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons in the presence of a representative of her family, Mr Benjamin Akinbobola.

A statement by the NIDCOM spokesman, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, said the Ondo State indigene is presently on her way to Okitipupa, her hometown.

The statement said the NIDCOM Chairman, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, appealed to youths travelling out to be purposeful and beware of dangerous people trafficking them out for selfish and personal gains.

“The NIDCOM boss said Omowunmi’s story is the same as that of many victims lured abroad under the guise of securing them a job.”

“She insisted that the trafickers must be arrested, named, shamed and punished for their dastardly act,” the statement added.

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