A Lebanese, identified as Wael Jerro, advertised a Nigerian lady for sale on social media. Jerro put up the passport of the victim, Busari Peace, on a Facebook group, ‘Buy and Sell in Lebanon.
He wrote in Arabic, “Domestic worker from Nigeria for sale with new legal documents. She’s 30 years old, she’s very active and very clean. Price: $1,000.” The passport, which the victim acquired in May 2018, indicated that she hails from Ibadan, Oyo State.
Though the Lebaneses man, who goes by the name Jerro, and an alumni of the Arab Open University, deleted the Facebook page with which he put up the post but this was not before some users took a snapshot of his details and that of his family members.
Reports indicated that police have launched a manhunt for the Lebanese.
The Chairman of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa confirmed the incident, saying the Nigerian mission in Lebanon had reported the case to the “concerned authorities.”
She said, “A manhunt is on for the man and an all-out search for the young girl. Let’s keep her in our prayers.”
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) also said it has started working to locate and return the victim to the country.
“We will do everything possible to ensure that she is returned home safely and is reunited with her loved ones,” NAPTIP stated.