I regret deceiving my father to raise N.8m for Libyan trip —Returnee
The National Emergency Management Agency said on Thursday that it had received another 175 Nigerian returnees from Libya through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The returnees are 92 male adults, 53 female adults, six male children, 12 female children, nine male infants and three female infants.
Acting Coordinator of NEMA’s Lagos Territorial Office, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that they arrived at the airport at about 9.48 p.m. on Wednesday.
One of the returnees, Azizat Omoniyi, 21, from Lagos State who abandoned her education when she was 17 years old, expressed regret at her misbehaviour, especially for wasting her father’s hard-earned money.
“I will never advise anyone to think of travelling out of this country aimlessly.
“We don’t appreciate what we have until it is lost. Anyone thinking of travelling without set and achievable objectives should forget it,’’ she said.
Azizat said her mother died while she was at a tender age and was being catered for by maternal relations, but she felt she was being maltreated and ran away to be with her father.
“From my father’s custody, a friend convinced me to meet her in Ibadan where I was introduced to the idea of travelling to Libya where I was told that I could work and receive a monthly salary of ₦120,000.
“I deceived my father that I wanted to establish a business and he gave me ₦800,000, but I used it for the Libyan trip through the desert.
“I became a slave and prostitute in Libya; I am not lying, I raised equivalent of ₦2 million as a prostitute to free myself from my trafficker.
“I want to go back to school. I stopped schooling at SS2 and have learnt my lessons,’’ she lamented.