By Auta Obadiah Dauda, Zaria
The Lebanese who advertised the sale of a Nigerian lady will face prosecution by legal authorities in his country. This is contained in a statement issued by the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Abiri-Eruwa.
This was stated on Wednesday 22nd April, 2020 during an update on the case.
It will be recalled that the case was first reported by punch that a Lebanese, named jerro a resident of Beirut, Lebanon put up the passport of a Nigerian woman, Busari Peace in a Facebook group page. “buy and sell in Lebanon”.
“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 user wrote in Arabic.
It was learnt that the said page and post were later deleted but some users already took snapshots.
Abike Dabiri-Eruwa said that there is an ongoing effort to recue the Nigerian lady and authorities had launched a manhunt on the Lebanese so that he could face prosecution.
She said, “As of Wednesday, 22nd, the Lebanese Ministry of Labour has issued a circular condemning the action of Mr. Wael Jerro, as completely unethical, in contravention of Lebanese Laws and against the principles of Human Rights.
“The circular further stated that legal action will be constituted against him for human trafficking before the competent judicial authority by the Ministry, in line with its statutory responsibility.
“The Nigerian mission in Lebanon has also demanded an immediate hand over of the victim to the mission unconditionally and, in good health.
“NIDCOM will continue to follow up on the matter.”