Belgium capital, Brussels set to honour murdered Nigerian sex worker
In what many have described as an unprecedented move, Brussels, the capital of Belgium, will honour a murdered Nigerian sex worker, Eunice Osayande.
As at today, the city is the largest municipality and historical centre of the Brussels-Capital Region.
The council will name the street where Osayande was killed by a customer after her.
In search of a brighter future in Europe, Osayande had travelled to Belgium in 2016.
The deceased had thought the men who invited her were film agents. They turned out to be human traffickers.
In Brussels, Osayande was forced into prostitution and informed she owed the syndicate about $52,000 for her transit, pimps and rent.
Before her demise, Osayande contacted a sex worker charity and reported the violence and intimidation she faced.
Osayande did not go to the police because she was an undocumented migrant.
In June 2018, at the age of 23, Osayande was stabbed 17 times by a customer in the Gare du Nord district.
The incident triggered protests by the migrant sex worker community in Brussels.
Though prostitution is not legal in Belgium, they demanded that the authorities create legal guidelines for them.
Nigerians on social media are hailing the latest decision of Brussels, noting that sex workers are humans with equal rights.
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