A Lebanese, Wael Jerro, who advertised to sell Peace Ufuoma, a Nigerian, for $1000 on Facebook, has been arrested.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), disclosed the arrest in a post via her Twitter page on Thursday.
According to her, Jerro’s arrest would be followed by prosecution for “criminal sales of a human.”
“Trafficked Nigerian girl for sale on Facebook by a Lebanese !The Lebenese Government just announced the arrest of Mr. Wael Jerro for onward prosecution against criminal sales of a human, a young Nigerian girl,” she wrote.
It can be recalled that everyevery had yesterday reported 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 Jerro, who studied at the Arab Open University, had deleted the Facebook page with which he put up the post but this was not before some users took his snapshot and that of his family members.
Everyevery also reported that police had launched a manhunt for the Lebanese.
The Chairman of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa had earlier confirmed the incident, saying the Nigerian mission in Lebanon had reported the case to the “concerned authorities.”