KUWAIT CITY, Nov 15: A 28-year Ghanaian nurse, identified only as E.B., is said to have returned to her country after being cheated by her agent, reports Al-Rai daily. According to the daily, E.B., was promised a lucrative job as a nurse in a Gulf country but after she landed in Kuwait her passport and other documents were seized and was sold to a family to work as a housemaid.
E.B was also forced to undergo a medical check-up and the result showed she was one month pregnant and her agent advised her to abort the baby but she refused. She therefore called the agent in Ghana and requested him to help her return to Ghana but he refused. E.B. then informed her husband in Ghana who subsequently filed a complaint with the police accusing the agent believed to be the Managing Director of a travel agency. He was subsequently arrested on Nov 3, this year.
According to reports the agent informed E.B. that Kuwait needed some nurses and that if she is interested she should pay money to process her papers, which she did and she was subsequently flown to Kuwait to take up her job. However, when she arrived in Kuwait, she was sold to a family to work in a house where she not only was humiliated but suffered due to maltreatment and abuse. The agent in Kuwait also refused to help her to return to Ghana and she was allowed to go only after her husband bought the ticket in October this year.
The accused has been charged with human trafficking and exploitation and is believed to be out on bail. Meanwhile, in an unrelated development, an employee of the Joint Operations Department of the Wafra Oilfield and identified only as B.H., has been referred to the State Security police for interrogation after he admitted to being DAESH mole to carry out a terrorist act at his work site, reports Al-Shahed daily.
According to the daily, the man told officers during interrogation that his task was to carry out an act of sabotage at the joint operations site between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. A security source said the employee driving a pickup truck entered the company gate to go to his work place and because he looked confused he was referred to the company’s security control department where he reportedly admitted to being a DAESH mole and that his plan was to carry out a terrorist attack. The source added, bomb disposal experts rushed to the site of the incident and checked the pickup truck but failed to find the explosives. Investigations with the suspect are continuing