Brussels will name a street after the assassination of Nigerian sex worker Eunice Osayande
In an unprecedented gesture, Brussels, the capital of Belgium, will pay tribute to a murdered Nigerian sex worker, Eunice Osayande.
The city is the largest municipality and the historic center of the Brussels-Capital Region.
The council will give its name to the street where Osayande was killed by a client.
In search of a better future in Europe, Osayande visited Belgium in 2016.
The deceased had thought that the men who had invited her were movie agents. They turned out to be human traffickers.
In Brussels, Osayande was forced into prostitution and informed that she owed the union around $ 52,000 for her transportation, pimps and rent.
Before her disappearance, Osayande contacted a charity for sex workers and reported the violence and intimidation she had faced.
Osayande did not go to the police because she was an undocumented migrant.
In June 2018, at the age of 23, Osayande was stabbed 17 times by a customer in the Gare du Nord district.
The incident sparked protests from the migrant sex worker community in Brussels.
Although prostitution is not legal in Belgium, they demanded that the authorities create legal guidelines for them.
Nigerians on social media hail the latest decision from Brussels, noting that sex workers are human beings with equal rights.