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Suspected female traffickers nabbed for forcing girls into prostitution Dubai(Photo)

Five suspected human traffickers were nabbed and they confessed to have participated in the movement of Chisom and another Ann whose video also went viral to Dubai. The suspects were Blessing Gabriel (25), Precious Ejiro Owoh (29), Rose Gabriel (25), Priscilla Effiong Bassey (33) and Terry Smooth (38). One of the victims (Ann) has since returned safely to Nigeria while Chisom is still in Dubai but in touch with NAPTIP.

On their arrest, the head, press and public relations, Josiah Emerole while parading the suspects said that on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, Blessing Gabriel, who trafficked Ann, was apprehended at Agboroko village, Iba New site, Lagos where she was in hiding having sneaked into the country for her tra­ditional wedding.

According to him, earlier surveillance and raid operations by NAPTIP officers at two residences in Lekki Phase 1and Oke-Ira Nla, Ajah, Lagos, led to the arrest of Pricilla Effiong Bassey, Precious Owoh who inves­tigators identified as suspected recruiters for the Dubai syndicate.

 Terry Smooth, owner of a hideout for girls from where one of the victims (Chisom) was recruited and trafficked to Dubai, was also apprehended. Rose Gabriel, the principal suspect’s sister, was also apprehended for her role in the trafficking ring.

He further explained that preliminary in­vestigation indicates that Blessing Gabriel has other accomplices in Dubai namely: Gina, Fegor Ebony Ejeba and Nicole Es­ther Otubu while efforts are ongoing to track them down.

On Chisom’s case, Saturday Sun learnt that sometime in May 2015, someone iden­tified simply as Princess brought Chisom popularly known as Gold to stay in Terry Smooth’s house at Lekki Phase 1. The house for which Terry pays N3.2million per annum is a five-bedroom duplex with two room boys’ quarters which she uses to harbour all kinds of girls from within and outside Nigeria from whom she collects N10, 500 per week. It was in this house that Chisom met Priscilia Bassey Effiong who claims to be a businesswoman from Calabar South, Cross River State.

It was from Terry’s house that Priscilla also known as Prisca recruited Chisom for Ebony Fegor who had been an ally of Pris­cilla since 2011.

At the NAPTIP office, Pricilla admit­ted that she knew that Chisom was going to Dubai for prostitution. She claimed that since Chisom left Nigeria in July 2015, she did not hear from her or Fergor until she saw Chisom’s nude video on the internet. She claims that she is still in possession of Chisom’s phone as she owed her before she travelled.

On Ann’s case, Saturday Sun corre­spondent also learnt that Ann claimed that the initial plan was for her to travel to Dubai as a hairdresser. She was recruited by Precious Ejiro for Blessing Gabriel who is based in Dubai. Blessing was responsible for her travel expenses and as soon as she landed in Dubai, she was forced to swear to an oath and the session was video record­ed. She was warned that any failure not to abide by the rule as administered during the oath taking will lead to the video being re­leased on the net.

Insisting that Ann consented to the trip, Blessing said that she has an audio to prove that she was not deceived by any­one to travel to Dubai for prostitution.

 “I have Ann on audio recording, saying: “I am ready to do anything, including pros­titution in Dubai.” I help men get work as drivers, hotel workers and so on in Dubai. This is the first time I am getting involved with a girl. It was Ann’s sister that made the initial contact when one Madam Gina, in Dubai, said she needed a girl to work at a hairdressing saloon.”

She claimed that when Ann arrived Dubai, she took her to Gina, who went with Ann to an inner room, where the video must have been made.

On her part, Smooth, who was accused of supplying girls for the sex trade, said she only gave shelter to girls at her Lekki du­plex and had nothing to do with trafficking.

On why she charged each girl living in her house N10, 500 weekly, Smooth said:

“I have two security men, pay cable bill, feed the girls, pay light and sundry bills. We need to spend money on these. I have my business. Ask them, no male visitor is allowed in my house. They go out to do their hustle.

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Here is an explanation for why communication dies slowly between a couple

Stonewalling in a relationship is what happens when one [or both] partners consciously and intentionally refuse to allow communication flow especially when there is something that really needs to be talked about.

Obviously, even when there aren’t issue or problems to deal with, the communication line between partners is meant to stay on at all times. Being able to talk to a partner; being able to express one’s deepest fears and even dumbest thoughts is one great thing about having a partner.


This is what stonewalling looks like – a partner trying to make things good, another refusing to listen.

But all that is put on hold with stonewalling.

Stonewalling is actually a form of communication deficiency, and differs greatly from the occasional timeout to calm down or collect your thoughts, which partners normally have every now and then.

It is an absolute refusal to consider your partner’s perspective. If you listen at all, you do it dismissively or contemptuously. It is a failure to practice the kind of communication skill required to keep your relationship going; and men have been accused of being main culprits of this.

According the result of a research carried out by Prof. John M. Gottman, a world-renowned psychologist, stonewalling “ is far more likely to be a male thing.”

“When women stonewall, it’s typically a function of temperament – they’re , inhibited, or . More commonly, it’s a learned behavior – engaging in conflict or emotion-laden conversation has exposed them to put-downs or abuse in the past.”

ALSO READ: 5 reassurances your girlfriend needs to hear regularly

And more interestingly, men do not even know when they do this. When their partners try to initiate conversations about certain important issues that affect them, they run or continuously push such discussions of dismiss them altogether.


Men are more guilty of stonewalling than women could ever be [Credit – LifeStyle.ng]

One of the signs that a man could be stonewalling is if he believes his partner nags him.

Women don’t necessarily nag all the time. When a partner keeps repeating something, it’s because she’s not being heard. A nagging partner is usually an unheard partner.

Whether it is practiced by a man or woman, stonewalling hurts your partner, and causes feelings of isolation, frustration, anger and could make them think that you don’t care about them or their opinions.’

There is only one solution to this malaise; intentional, effective communication.

Whether you have a spouse, bae, boo or you’re about to get one of these, stonewalling has no place in your relationship because great relationships thrive on communication not on negative actions as this.

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Relationship Tips

Here is an explanation for why communication dies slowly between a couple

Stonewalling in a relationship is what happens when one [or both] partners consciously and intentionally refuse to allow communication flow especially when there is something that really needs to be talked about.

Obviously, even when there aren’t issue or problems to deal with, the communication line between partners is meant to stay on at all times. Being able to talk to a partner; being able to express one’s deepest fears and even dumbest thoughts is one great thing about having a partner.


This is what stonewalling looks like – a partner trying to make things good, another refusing to listen.

But all that is put on hold with stonewalling.

Stonewalling is actually a form of communication deficiency, and differs greatly from the occasional timeout to calm down or collect your thoughts, which partners normally have every now and then.

It is an absolute refusal to consider your partner’s perspective. If you listen at all, you do it dismissively or contemptuously. It is a failure to practice the kind of communication skill required to keep your relationship going; and men have been accused of being main culprits of this.

According the result of a research carried out by Prof. John M. Gottman, a world-renowned psychologist, stonewalling “ is far more likely to be a male thing.”

“When women stonewall, it’s typically a function of temperament – they’re , inhibited, or . More commonly, it’s a learned behavior – engaging in conflict or emotion-laden conversation has exposed them to put-downs or abuse in the past.”

ALSO READ: 5 reassurances your girlfriend needs to hear regularly

And more interestingly, men do not even know when they do this. When their partners try to initiate conversations about certain important issues that affect them, they run or continuously push such discussions of dismiss them altogether.


Men are more guilty of stonewalling than women could ever be [Credit – LifeStyle.ng]

One of the signs that a man could be stonewalling is if he believes his partner nags him.

Women don’t necessarily nag all the time. When a partner keeps repeating something, it’s because she’s not being heard. A nagging partner is usually an unheard partner.

Whether it is practiced by a man or woman, stonewalling hurts your partner, and causes feelings of isolation, frustration, anger and could make them think that you don’t care about them or their opinions.’

There is only one solution to this malaise; intentional, effective communication.

Whether you have a spouse, bae, boo or you’re about to get one of these, stonewalling has no place in your relationship because great relationships thrive on communication not on negative actions as this.

Continue Reading

Relationship Tips

Here is an explanation for why communication dies slowly between a couple

Stonewalling in a relationship is what happens when one [or both] partners consciously and intentionally refuse to allow communication flow especially when there is something that really needs to be talked about.

Obviously, even when there aren’t issue or problems to deal with, the communication line between partners is meant to stay on at all times. Being able to talk to a partner; being able to express one’s deepest fears and even dumbest thoughts is one great thing about having a partner.


This is what stonewalling looks like – a partner trying to make things good, another refusing to listen.

But all that is put on hold with stonewalling.

Stonewalling is actually a form of communication deficiency, and differs greatly from the occasional timeout to calm down or collect your thoughts, which partners normally have every now and then.

It is an absolute refusal to consider your partner’s perspective. If you listen at all, you do it dismissively or contemptuously. It is a failure to practice the kind of communication skill required to keep your relationship going; and men have been accused of being main culprits of this.

According the result of a research carried out by Prof. John M. Gottman, a world-renowned psychologist, stonewalling “ is far more likely to be a male thing.”

“When women stonewall, it’s typically a function of temperament – they’re , inhibited, or . More commonly, it’s a learned behavior – engaging in conflict or emotion-laden conversation has exposed them to put-downs or abuse in the past.”

ALSO READ: 5 reassurances your girlfriend needs to hear regularly

And more interestingly, men do not even know when they do this. When their partners try to initiate conversations about certain important issues that affect them, they run or continuously push such discussions of dismiss them altogether.


Men are more guilty of stonewalling than women could ever be [Credit – LifeStyle.ng]

One of the signs that a man could be stonewalling is if he believes his partner nags him.

Women don’t necessarily nag all the time. When a partner keeps repeating something, it’s because she’s not being heard. A nagging partner is usually an unheard partner.

Whether it is practiced by a man or woman, stonewalling hurts your partner, and causes feelings of isolation, frustration, anger and could make them think that you don’t care about them or their opinions.’

There is only one solution to this malaise; intentional, effective communication.

Whether you have a spouse, bae, boo or you’re about to get one of these, stonewalling has no place in your relationship because great relationships thrive on communication not on negative actions as this.

Continue Reading
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