Kidnapped girl escapes day before she was to be trafficked to Nigeria

Kidnapped girl escapes day before she was to be trafficked to Nigeria
Published: 2013 October 14 05:36:36 (8752 Views)
Ntombizodwa Phokane (17) of Bronkhorstspruit in Gauteng was on her way to a singing lesson last Tuesday when she was allegedly kidnapped.

She claims she was drugged, stripped of her clothes, and kept tied up for over a week without water or food and tortured.

Then, just a day before she was to be shipped off to Nigeria along with more than 20 other girls, she was helped to escape.

Daily Sun reported that Ntombizodwa was missing, and a woman who worked with her kidnappers felt sorry for her as she was young and at school.

The woman helped her escape by sneaking her out in a rubbish bin.



It was then that Ntombizodwa realised she was not in Pretoria but in Johannesburg.

A security guard at a shop near the Noord Taxi Rank helped her call her mother.

Johanna Tshabangu called her brother, who found Ntombizodwa at the taxi rank.

He took her to the police station and cops immediately took her to hospital, where she was treated and discharged.

Johanna said: "She's unable to talk about her ordeal but said she was kept with other girls in a dirty flat. They were tied up and fed drugs. Big men watched over them and often beat them.

"She has bruises all over her body. I am glad my child is back home but I am concerned about her state of mind."



Source - Dailysun

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