A Lebanese man, Wael Jerro, who advertised a Nigerian lady for sale on Facebook, has been arrested.
The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, stated this on her Twitter handle on Thursday, a day after Lebanese authorities condemned the action of the man.
Dabiri-Erewa said the suspect, who was arrested by the Lebanese government, would be prosecuted for human trafficking.
Breaking news on 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
— Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri) April 23, 2020
Jerro had advertised the victim, Busari Peace, with her Nigerian passport on a Facebook page, with the caption ‘Buy and Sell in Lebanon.’
He put a price tag of $1,000 on the 30-year-old Ibadan, Oyo State, indigene.
The Nigerian Mission in Lebanon has demanded that the victim be handed over to it unconditionally and in good health.