[Photo] Nigerian Teenager Stabbed, Burnt To Death In Russia   Leave a comment


Tears flowed uncontrollably when the Samson family received
the news that their 17-year-old daughter, Forester Samson was
stabbed to death in far away Moscow,

the capital of Russia.

According to how a family source narrated the story to Sun
News , the killers went further to lock her body in a room and
set it ablaze. Though, the police took her to the hospital, it was
rather futile. The source revealed that Forester was sponsored
abroad by one Mercy who is suspected to be trafficking
Nigerian girls on the promise that she would assist them with
decent jobs in Russia. The teenager without hesitation, but with
the approval of her mother jumped at the offer with high
hopes.

According to the deceased’s elder sister, Sonia Samson, they
got a call from Mercy, on Tuesday March 4, 2014 that Forester
had died in an inferno. She added that the family was later told
that Forester was stabbed before being set ablaze. Sonia said,

“Her madam is the one that called us on Tuesday and told us
she was locked in a room and set ablaze by some unknown
Russians. She told us that she was rushed to the hospital, that
they were treating her.

“Later that day, she also told us that she was initially stabbed
before she was burnt. Not too long after, she told us that she
was dead. The madam said she was not the only victim in the
attack. She said there were five other Nigerians, that another
one died four or five days after the attack.

“My sister died mysteriously, just as another sister of mine was
also killed by armed robbers. Sincerely, I am confused because
I don’t know why all this is happening to us. Particularly for me,
it is so painful that I don’t really know what to say or do. This is
a difficult time for the family and I believe we need to be more
prayerful more than ever before.”

The late Forester, who would have been celebrating her 18th
birthday on March 30 hails from Igbekhue in Orhionmwon Local
Government Area of Edo State. She completed her secondary
education in 2013.

Forester’s father, Friday Osazuwa Samson was killed four years
ago in Benin by suspected armed robbers. He was shot in
broad daylight in front of his shop at Upper Sakponba. Until
Friday’s death, he was a successful businessman, a distributor
with Sona and Bendel breweries.

Siblings and other relatives of the late Forester’s father are
worried and pained by circumstances surrounding how Forester
was lured into traveling to Russia, which they described as
shady. Recognizing the fact that she did not travel to Russia for
further education, even as they were not also informed of such
plans, they are calling on concerned authorities to wade into
the matter.

They are accusing Mercy of human trafficking and calling on
National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons
(NAPTIP) to investigate the activities of this said Mercy. They
also want the Nigerian Embassy in Russia to as a matter of
urgency unravel the mystery surrounding the death of their
daughter. The dastardly act took place on March 3, 2014.
Since the news broke, the entire family has been thrown into
mourning. Sonia, who still finds it difficult to believe that her
sister was gone, lamented that Forester’s death was too
painful for her to easily accept. To her, she would have better
been dreaming and be glad that the story was not true.
Meanwhile, Forester’s uncle, Mr Saturday Samson Osazuwa
accused Forester’s mother of conniving with the said madam
(Mercy) to deceive and persuade the teenager to travel
abroad. He queried why Forester’s mother, Elizabeth, decided
to hide his niece’s whereabouts from him.
Saturday, who now acts as a father figure to the children since
their father’s death, said the mother refused to disclose where
Forester was, even as he insisted on seeing her. Said he:

“The mother was aware that Forester had traveled abroad. Not
just that, I believe she was part of the arrangement that her
17-year-old daughter should travel abroad. It is really
unfortunate and wicked of her to have taken that decision.

“If my brother, her husband was alive, he would never
allow such a thing for any of his children. What was Forester
looking for in Russia? Was it to go there and school? Certainly
not. Now, she has caused the entire family pain and sorrow.
The girl was beautiful and intelligent. I still cannot understand
what she was sent to Russia to do at her tender age.

“For more than five months, her mother was dribbling me
whenever I wanted to see Forester. I sent for her to come and
see me on a number of occasions but they kept telling me that
she was residing with her mother’s relatives in Benin here only
for me to receive a call from them that she was dead in a fire
accident in Russia.

This is the girl that they kept telling me was in Benin. Until her
death, the mother refused to tell anybody in our family. If she
thought that the children belonged to her alone, that is where
she’s mistaken.”

Also, an uncle of late Forester’s father, Mr Evabayekha
Christopher, described Forester’s mother as callous. He
wondered why any reasonable mother would send her own
daughter abroad for monetary reasons. His words:
“What exactly will Forester be doing abroad when she was
supposed to be studying at the University of Benin or any other
higher institution of learning in Nigeria? What she did is
unacceptable to every member of our family.”

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Posted March 17, 2014 by SIRNEYO in NEWS

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