The Nigerian Government has announced the arrest of a Lebanese, Wael Jerro, who advertised the sale of a Nigerian woman on Facebook.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Jerro had offered to sell Peace Ufuoma for $1000 on Facebook. The move led to the Nigerians commission in Lebanon reporting the accused to the Lebanese government.
This newspaper learned that a manhunt had begun for the Lebanese and will be prosecuted for human trafficking.
However, in a tweet on Thursday via her Twitter handle, chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said Jerro has been arrested and will be prosecuted for criminal sale of a human.
She wrote: “Trafficked Nigerian girl for sale on Facebook by a Lebanese! The Lebanese Government just announced the arrest of Mr. Wael Jerro for onward prosecution against criminal sales of a human, a young Nigerian girl.”
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