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Human Trafficking: Lebanese Government Arrests Man Behind Plot to Sell Trafficked Nigerian Girl on Facebook

by on April 23, 2020
 

The Lebanese government has arrested a Mr. Wael Jerro for onward prosecution against criminal sales of a Nigerian girl.

Chairman, Nigerians in diaspora Commission, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa recently announced on twitter.

Recall in January this year, a Nigerian girl, Omolola Ajayi, who was trafficked to Lebanon regained her Freedom and was handed over to the Nigerian ambassador in Beirut.

She cried out in a video that went viral that she thought she was going to teach English in Lebanon but instead was sold into slavery.

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According to the Global Slavery Index report of 2018, Nigeria ranks 32/167 of the countries with highest number of slaves, 1,386,000.

Only 2% of those who are trafficked are trafficked outside Nigeria.

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