Lebanese national who put up Nigerian woman for sale on social media arrested
- A Lebanese national identified as Wael Jerro has been arrested after he advertised a Nigerian woman for sale on social media
- Abike Dabiri, the chairman of the NIDCOM revealed that Jerro was arrested by the Lebanese government
- Jerro was apprehended for prosecution after he put up the passport of the victim, Busari Peace, on a Facebook group
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has announced that Wael Jerro, a Lebanese man who advertised a Nigerian woman for sale on social media has been arrested.
Dabiri who revealed the good news on Thursday, April 23, via her verified Twitter handle, said Jerro was arrested by the Lebanese government.
According to the NIDCOM chairman, he was arrested for onward prosecution against criminal sales of a human, a young Nigerian girl on Facebook.
She went on to thank the Nigerian mission in Lebanon for immediately swinging into action when the news of Jerro’s action went viral on social media.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government was making efforts to rescue a Nigerian woman who was advertised for sale on social media by a Lebanese man identified as Wael Jerro.
Jerro, who resides in Beirut, Lebanon, put up the passport of the victim, Busari Peace, on a Facebook group, ‘Buy and Sell in Lebanon.’
The Lebanese user 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 she acquired in May 2018, indicated that she hails from Ibadan, Oyo state.
Similarly, the NIDCOM has said Nigerians living in the United Kingdom, United States, China, and other West African countries have been registering for their evacuation back home.
The commission noted that those registering for evacuation will be footing the bill for their flight expenses.
The NIDCOM chairperson had earlier urged Nigerians who want to be evacuated to notify the Nigerian missions in their respective countries. She explained that respective individuals coming back home will bear the financial implications of the evacuation.
In other news, the Lebanese government has evacuated a batch of 140 nationals from the country via the Murtala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos on Sunday, April 5.
The Lebanese nationals were flown out of the country after going through screening. Legit.ng gathers that the aircraft flew into the country under humanitarian operations.
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