The Lebanese government has announced the arrest of one Wael Jerro for “criminal sales of a human”, the Nigerian government disclosed on Thursday.
Jerro had posted a Facebook advert for the sale of a Nigerian, Peace Ufuoma, a resident of Ibadan, Oyo State for the sum of $1000.
His arrest followed a complaint by the Nigerian government after an uproar from Nigerians who demanded his arrest and prosecution.
According to the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa who posted the update via her Twitter handle, “Trafficked Nigerian girl for sale on Facebook by a Lebanese! The Lebanese Government just announced the arrest of Mr Wael Jerro for onward prosecution against criminal sales of a human, a young Nigerian girl,” she wrote.
TheCable had reported how Jerro posted Ufuoma’s passport on Facebook with “Buy and Sell” alongside a post written in Arabic, calling for prospective buyers.
The passport was reportedly acquired in May 2018.
NIDCOM had earlier disclosed that Lebanese authority had launched a manhunt for Jerro after the government complaint.