Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, on Wednesday said that the Government of Lebanon would legally prosecute its citizen, Wael Jerro, who auctioned a 30-year-old Nigerian woman for sale on a Facebook group.
Naija Buzz News had on Wednesday reported how the Nigerian lady, Peace Busari (as seen on her International Passport) was advertised for sale at the rate of $1,000 by Jerro.
The ugly development was reported to the Nigerian Embassy in Lebanon, and Ms. Dabiri-Erewa also assured Nigerians that the lady would be rescued and the slave trader would be apprehended.
She also noted that the Nigerian Embassy in Lebanon has demanded that the Lebanese Government rescue the victim in good health.
Speaking on Wednesday on the development, Dabiri-Erewa, 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.”
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