- The Nigerian lady put up for sale on Facebook by a Lebanese man in Lebanon has been rescued
- The lady is now in the custody of the Nigerian Mission in Beirut, the Lebanese capital
- The Lebanese man has since been arrested and is facing prosecution
The Nigerian lady put up for sale by a Lebanese, Wael Jerro on Facebook, has been rescued.
This was disclosed by the chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa via Twitter on Tuesday, April 28.
According to Dabiri-Erewa who is a former Nigerian federal lawmaker, the young lady is now safely with officials of the Nigerian mission in Beirut.
The NIDCOM had on Thursday, April 23 announced that Jerro has been arrested by the Lebanese government.
The man is said to be facing prosecution against criminal sales of a human.
The Lebanese had written on Facebook 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.”
Some Nigerians in the diaspora, especially in Arab countries, are used as domestic slaves in the homes of rich Arabians.
Time and again, tales of Nigerian girls and women subjected to inhuman treatment by their Arabian bosses have been brought to the attention of the Nigerian government.
Well-funded and influential traffickers in Nigeria continue to beat security agents in Nigerian airports by smuggling young girls from the country to work as domestic assistants in Middle East nations.
Meanwhile, as Nigeria's coronavirus cases continue to rise, 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.
In a related development, a chartered Air France flight evacuated 260 European citizens from Nigeria and additional 118 European citizens from other West African countries through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos on Thursday, March 26.
It was gathered that 260 passengers boarded the flight from Lagos and the aircraft took off to Paris about 3.44 pm local time.
The federal government had approved for Air France to operate essential flights from Thursday, March 26 to Thursday, April 2.
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