Peace Ufuoma, the 30-year-old Nigerian lady who was advertised for sale by a Lebanese, Wael Jerro, has been rescued.
Naija Buzz News reported how Jerro advertised Ufuoma for sale on Facebook at the cost of $1,000 in Lebanon.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) said; “the Nigerian girl who was trafficked and put for sale by a Lebanese man, Wael Jerro, has been rescued. She is presently with the Nigerian Mission in Lebanon.”
“This is coming days after the arrest of Mr Jerro (for putting up Peace Ufuoma for sale). Many thanks to the Nigerian mission in Lebanon for swinging into immediate action.”
While speaking after she was rescued, Ufuoma said that her problems started when the person she was initially working for couldn’t afford her salary.
“The person that I am working with said that he can’t pay my salary again and I told him if he knows that he can’t pay my salary, he should take me back.”
David Chima is the Group Head (Editors) at Naija Buzz News. He is a very experienced Journalist. He studied Mass Communication at the Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria, Kaduna State, before proceeding for Advanced Studies in Mass Communication (Journalism) at the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, Bauchi State. He previously served as the Head Senior Reporters and Publishers at 1Push.Ng and eventually Naija Buzz News. Chima is a lover of football and a very strong supporter of Barcelona Football Club Spain.