The story of a 24-year-old Nigerian woman identified only as Juliet who was tricked into prostitution in Russia where she went to study, has gone viral.
Narrating the the heart-chilling story, a Russian photographer, Tatiana Egorova, revealed that some Nigerian pimps usually lure most girls into sex slavery abroad by promising them good jobs.
Egorova further disclosed that Juliet, who hails from Edo State, went to study Economics in a Russian University only to be tricked into prostitution by a woman after they arrived the airport in Moscow.
The woman reportedly told Juliet that she owed her the money which she paid for their transit and urged her to sell her body to men in order to pay her back.
“Juliet is from Benin City, Edo State and she was first girl I spoke with. Juliet said her neighbor who was later revealed to be working for a gang, suggested to Juliet’s parents to send their daughter to study Economics at a Russian university,” Egorova disclosed.
While quoting Juliet directly, Egorova said, “I’d just finished school and my parents agreed to send me to Russia after they were convinced by a neighbour that it would be best for me.
“My neighbor helped to get a student visa for me. When we landed at Moscow airport, her friend met us and took me to Voronezh, 543km away from Moscow.
“When we arrived Voronezh, the neighbor told me I owed her $45,000, being what she spent on me on transit and I must become a prostitute so as to make money to pay off the debt.
“She took away all my money and passport and with life being so difficult for me, I had to join in the sex work because the woman and her friends tortured me every day for disobeying them.
“I was stranded and left with no other option. I became a sex slave to both men and animals and nothing to show for it because my madam takes all the money.”