Nigerians have expressed anger at a Lebanese, recognized as Wael Jerro, after he marketed a lady for sale on the social media.
Jerro, who resides in Beirut, Lebanon, put up the passport of the victim, Busari Peace, on a Facebook group, ‘Buy and Sell in Lebanon.’
Jerro wrote in Arabic;
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.
The passport, which she obtained in May 2018, indicated that she hails from Ibadan, Oyo State.
An Instagram user, @thereneeabisaad, entreated the Nigerian authorities to shop the victim, including that she would possibly have been trafficked.
The digital marketer and internet designer, whilst calling out Jerro, described his motion as inhuman.
I have reported to the Nigerian embassy. Please do the same if you know anyone in the Nigerian embassy in Lebanon.
It used to be that Jerro, who studied at the Arab Open University, had deleted the Facebook page with which he put up the put up however screenshots had been made earlier than he took it down after backlash from users.
The Chairman, Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, whilst confirming the incident, stated the Nigerian mission in Lebanon had mentioned the case to the “concerned authorities.”
A manhunt is on for the man and an all out search for the young girl. Let’s keep her in our prayers.
On its part, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) stated it had commenced working to hit upon and return the sufferer to the country.
NAPTIP referred to that;
We will do everything possible to ensure that she is returned home safely and is reunited with her loved ones.
Social media customers decried the dehumanisation of Nigerians, who travelled to overseas countries in search of greener pastures.