Rehabilitated Oman returnee begs Nigerians to help start new life

An Oman returnee, Funmilayo Victoria Fehintola, has appealed to well meaning Nigerians to come to her aid to enable her start a new life after what she described as her harrowing ordeal in the Middle East country where she sojourned in search of greener pasture before her deportation in March 2021.

Blueprint had reported that the 31-year-old indigene of Ondo town, Ondo state arrived the MMIA airport in Lagos aboard an Emirates airplane in a depressed state and was found roaming the vicinity of the international wing of the airport by a Good Samaritan, Mr. Thompson Oladapo.

Narrating her ordeal to our correspondent at the South Westshire Health Trust facility (Tayese) at Ijebu-Itele where she has undergone rehabilitation, the former footballer said ‘I passed through a lot in Oman; I was forced to do many things against my wish.’’

Funmi disclosed that “My employer wipes me with cane. I mistakenly broke a tile one day and he took me to the police station, the place wasn’t just a police facility but a prison. They will invoke some mystical incantations on me most times but I thank God I am alive.

“They threatened severally that they will throw me out of the country alleging that I am not working to their satisfaction but I worked 24 hours. I was assaulted by my employer severally, they owed me wages. I was drugged and at the end they deported me.’

“I was in a depressed state when I was deported; I have been sick and was brought in here by the management of the SWHT. I am grateful to Tayese for rehabilitating me. Now I want to live my normal life and appeal for assistance to enable me start something meaningful.’’

Chief Executive Officer of the South Westshire Health Trust and a former member of the House of Representative, Hon Daniel Onadeko said ‘’Sometimes in march, after being deported from Oman, Funmi was in a depressed condition. Nigerians drew our attention to it. The South West Health Trust is responsible for the treatment of people with severe mental challenges.’’