In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 21st, August, 2020

Stranded Nigerian Girl In Saudi Arabia Reveals The Surprising Factor Consular-Normal Did To Her In His Workplace

Stranded Nigerian Woman In Saudi Arabia Reveals The Shocking Thing Consular-General Did To Her In His Office

Nigerian in Saudi Arabia

Embassy of Nigeria in RIyadh, Saudi Arabia


A 25-year-old Nigerian girl in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has accused Nigerian Consular-Normal within the province of chasing her out when she tried to hunt refuge in his workplace.

“I went to the consulate however the consular ordered me out of his workplace, saying that his workplace was not a refuge dump and he wasn’t the one who requested me to return to Saudi Arabia,”
she instructed SaharaReporters.

The girl, who most well-liked to not be named as a result of concern of being victimised, mentioned she ran out of the house of her final employer after being subjected to excruciating maltreatment for six months.

A single mom and an unlawful immigrant in Saudi Arabia since July 2019, the woman mentioned she had been working as a maid and in addition relying on hand-outs from type folks.

She mentioned she was lured into travelling to the nation by an agent, who promised her that she would get a job and earn a giant sum of cash as a home servant, a well-recognized story that has been instructed by 1000’s of Nigerian women trafficked to such locations.

“The agent that facilitated my journey to Saudi mentioned he wished to assist me. He instructed me there was a job alternative in Dubai to work in a mall. I felt it made sense, so I mentioned ‘nice,’. I didn’t know he was processing a visit to Saudi Arabia as a substitute.”

From the preliminary promise of getting her to Dubai, the agent later modified the vacation spot to Saudi Arabia.

She mentioned she hesitated about accepting the brand new supply to go to Saudi Arabia.

“He insisted that I am going, he mentioned there are folks in Saudi Arabia prepared to sponsor the method. Since he was attempting to assist me, I agreed.

“However when she landed within the nation, the story modified.

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“It’s after I arrived on the airport in Saudi that I learnt the sponsor in Saudi Arabia had bought me to an company. It’s this company that sells us to properties in want of home assist.”

She first spent 4 days with the primary employer whom she mentioned she noticed ‘hell’ and he or she returned to the company to get a brand new employer.

“Once I returned to the workplace, I noticed different girls from Nigeria, Bangladesh and the Philippines. I couldn’t perceive what they had been saying however they had been beating girls who wished to depart the make use of of the unhealthy employers they got.

“They beat me until I handed out. I met myself within the hospital. The physician requested me if I wished to report back to the police, however I mentioned ‘no.’”

Then she made up her thoughts to return again to Nigeria, however the agent demanded to be paid a sure sum of money that she couldn’t afford.

“After that have, I instructed the agent I wished to return to Nigeria. He mentioned he collected N1.2m on my head that I ought to return the cash and he would assist me return. I positive couldn’t.  So, I agreed to work,”
she mentioned.

She later acquired a brand new employment the place she mentioned she was tortured and compelled to transform to Islam.

“The final employer was all the time speaking about me changing to Islam. He mentioned I will go to hell if I do not die as a Muslim.

“He went to purchase me a number of books to learn and a mighty Qur’an. This household was complicated my thoughts.  Sooner or later, I felt I used to be dropping my head already.

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“Then I felt actually sick after the entire stress of working throughout Ramadan. Most days in that month, I labored for 19 straight hours with out relaxation. I broke down and refused to work.  My madam did not give me any medication or take me to hospital. She locked me up for 2 days in the bathroom as a result of I refused to work. I used to be compelled to drink water from the bathroom.

“I referred to as the maids sellers – the Saudi company. They instructed me that I shouldn’t let my boss know that I am contacting the workplace and there was nothing the workplace might do. I remembered how I used to be crushed on the workplace, so going again there would have been horrible.

“The Nigerian agent that processed this Saudi journey referred to as a Hausa man right here and he despatched a driver to return decide me up. I needed to pay him N250,000.”

By escaping from the house and terminating the location from the company, she misplaced her residential standing and work allow.

From that second, she began dwelling as an unlawful immigrant with out even a passport. She tried getting jobs by herself.

“Going out to those jobs is dangerous. You don’t have a passport and they also deal with you unhealthy, actually unhealthy, it’s their hubby. After they do these items to you, they know you can not combat for your self since you are afraid that they’ll name the cops on you.

“I received’t do something silly. I might all the time collect one or two issues collectively to work, I want to be referred to as a shagala (Shagala means slave) as a substitute of going into prostitution.”

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She mentioned she had been posting movies on-line to solicit for assist however she had not gotten any help.

Because the Nigerian Authorities introduced that its worldwide airports would reopen on August 19, she is determined to return house to the daughter she left behind and her household.

“I do know in my spirit that my daughter is okay despite the fact that I’ve not spoken to her in two months or despatched cash for her maintenance.

“I left her with my mom to return right here. I really feel depressed; I do know I’m depressed. I would love to see a psychologist. I’ve been by way of lots,” she added.

Because the Nigerian consulate in Jeddah is unwilling to rescue her, she has not been capable of finding different means to attract the eye of the Nigerian Authorities.

The distressed girl mentioned she was in dire want of cash to buy a flight ticket to Nigeria.

SaharaReporters referred to as the Nigerian Consulate workplace in Jeddah however the telephone numbers on the diplomatic workplace’s web site had been invalid and an e mail to the embassy has not been replied.


Supply: SaharaReporters

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