Lebanon to prosecute national over plan to sell Nigerian woman on Facebook

Abike Dabiri-Erewa

The Lebanese government has condemned the action of its citizen attempting to sell a Nigerian woman for $1,000 on Facebook.

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) said in a statement on Wednesday that Lebanon will institute legal action against the man, Wael Jerro, for human trafficking.

“The Nigerian Mission in Lebanon has also demanded for an immediate handover of the victim to the mission unconditionally and in good health,” the statement said.

The Nigerian woman is believed to be a native of Ibadan, Oyo State.

The issue was brought to public knowledge after Mr Jerro uploaded the 30-year-old Nigerian woman’s passport online, requesting for buyers.

The Lebanese, according to his profile on Facebook, studied at Arab Open University and lives in the capital, Beirut.