- The Lebanese government has arrested a man who attempted to sell a Nigerian woman, 30.
- The man had taken to Facebook to announce that the lady was for sale for $1,000
- Abike Dabiri-Erewa announced the arrest on social media.
A man identified as Mr. Wael Jerro has been arrested after he attempted to sell a Nigerian woman for $1000.
The Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, revealed this in a tweet on Thursday, 23rd April.
“Breaking news on Trafficked Nigerian girl for sale on Facebook by a Lebanese,” She wrote. “The Lebanese Government just announced the arrest of Mr WAEL JERRO for onward prosecution against criminal sales of a human, a young Nigerian girl.”
Wael Jerro had written a post advertising the sale of the Nigerian woman, and it attracted outrage.
“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,” he wrote in Arabic.
He quickly deleted the post after it attracted criticism. Nevertheless, he will be prosecuted, according to Erewa.
Middle Eastern countries are renowned for having a bad reputation when it comes to human trafficking. A BBC News investigation uncovered how slave traders make use of apps like Facebook, Instagram, and other apps available on Playstore and Apple App store to carry out their criminal activities.