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.