The Lebanese man who advertised a Nigerian woman for sale on Facebook has been arrested.
There was outrage when Wael Jerro put up a post on a Facebook page, ‘Buy and Sell in Lebanon’, advertising Busari Peace, 30, with her Nigerian passport.
He put a price tag of $1,000 on the Nigerian woman who is from Oyo State.
It was later revealed that a manhunt has been launched for Wael Jerro. He has now been found and arrested.
The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, announced the arrest of Jerro via her Twitter handle on Thursday, April 23. She added that he was arrested by the Lebanese government, and will be prosecuted.
She tweeted: “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.”
She added: “A big thanks to the Nigerian mission in Lebanon for swinging into immediate action.”
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission also made the same announcement via its official Twitter handle.
Get real time update about this post categories directly on your device, subscribe now.