According to Tonia’s friends, the deceased was working as a maid in Russia. She was allegedly beaten and tortured to death by the man she worked for. It is not yet clear why her boss brutally attacked her but her friends say it was because she had refused his sexual advances.
The case was reported to the Russian police but surprisingly instead of it being treated as a murder case, the police is treating it as a case of accidental death. The Russian police are saying that Tonia had an accident, ruling out the issue of being beaten and tortured to death. They refused to disclose what kind of accident the victim was involved in.
Her friends also provided photos of her badly beaten corpse to Nigeria Camera, as proof. I know the photos below are graphic but I felt compelled to share them here as evidence for Nigerians to judge if these wounds look like torture wounds or accident wounds.
This is a strong warning to Nigerian parents, especially Edo parents…because judging from Tonia’s surname, she is from the Esan tribe.
What is the point sending your girl child out of the shores of our country to hustle if they’ll end up like this?
Most of these girls are deceived that they’ll be working as domestic servants once they arrive overseas, but they end up being forced to become sex workers…prostitutes!!!
I’m so angry right now because some Nigerians are saying she got what she deserved for being a prostitute. Are we really saying even a prostitute deserves to die like this? They didn’t even give Tonia the dignity of properly closing her eyes after death. SHE DIED WITH HER EYES HALF OPEN!!!
I’ll end my deevanalysis with a comment by a Nigerian on Facebook:
“This is so upsetting you guys, let’s call a spade a spade and let’s stop the hypocrisy! We all hustle one way or another. Whatever she did was her hustle. After all, she did not rob a bank or what not. What she did, no one except God can judge her.
We should fight as one and get the Russian authorities to be responsible for her death…..where are the human rights organisations? This is where we thought you’ll be prominent. We need you to fight this …..My question: DOES A PROSTITUTE DESERVE TO DIE LIKE THIS????? We demand a response from you.
UNITED NATIONS DOES A PROSTITUTE DESERVE TO DIE LIKE THIS?.. We demand an answer…AFRICAN UNION DOES A PROSTITUTE DESERVE TO DIE LIKE THIS?…..ALL WOMEN RIGHTS ADVOCATE WHAT ARE YOU DOING? …DOES A PROSTITUE DESERVE TO DIE LIKE THIS??? Else there is never going to be peace.
People of Russia, get your corrupt police to investigate and tell the truth…!!!!!!! period…..NO COMPROMISE AND THIS WILL NOT DIE DOWN TILL JUSTICE IS MET.”