Veteran actress, Joke Silva has shared her most heart breaking experience. She said it was something that she felt was never possible so she was shocked beyond words when she encountered it. The incident, she said, happened when she was working for her church.
In a chat with The Entertainer, the actress and mother of three recounted her ordeal thus:
“Our church, This Present House, runs several shelters for drug addicts and people who have been trafficked within and outside Nigeria; you will be surprised what happens within Nigeria.
“We have 10 year old girls being sold into prostitution. One was actually younger than 10. She had been trafficked and was being molested. It was so heart rendering. We had to buy her from the whorehouse because the madam who ran the whorehouse insisted the girl was a client’s favourite. Can you imagine?”
She however reveals that some of the girls have finally been rescued and are undergoing rehabilitation. “Today, we have been able to rehabilitate them in the shelter. They have developed their skills. Some are in boarding schools and one is in the university. The bottom line is that with just a little effort, things could be better,” she said.