- Taiwo Barakat left for Saudi Arabia in 2016 in a bid to seek greener pastures
- The 25-year-old however went true horrific ordeal at the hand of her boss before her return to Nigeria
- Barakat said her parents sold their land and motorbike to fund her trip to Saudi
Taiwo Barakat was making ends meet as a hairdresser before she embarked on a trip to Saudi Arabia.
The 25-year-old in an exclusive interview with Legit.ng stated that she was trafficked into the country by a man named Anuoluwapo who had sweet-tongued her with promises of a better life. He said she could make money working as a maid there or better still, as a hairdresser.
Anuoluwapo offered to help her enter Canada through Saudi Arabia. Riding on the back of assurances from the agent, her parents were said to have sold their land and motorbike to fund the trip.
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Her husband also consented but what the mother-of-one experienced was a far cry from what was painted to her.
According to her, she was kept in a room along with other girls and moved from one place to the other.
Taiwo stated that she was eventually handed over to a family to work as a housemaid but was maltreated by her boss who made advances at her.
When his overtures were turned down, he allegedly handed her to the police on trumped-up charges. Taiwo - who mostly spoke in Yoruba - said she spent a month in police custody and was moved from there to prison.
Taiwo narrated that her boss wanted her dead but as God would have it, she returned to her family, though, with nothing.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian doctor who turned cleaner abroad had issued a warning to his countrymen.
In a tweet on Sunday, November 1, 2020, the doctor said she worked as a cleaner for four years and five months because the authority would not give her a better job.
She confidently said her series of tweets could counter any other narrative about Finland being a good destination for Nigerians.
Adeola disclosed how she had to pack and leave the country. In telling people where they could travel to, she said Norway is a good place as there are oil and gas jobs.