The man, Wael Jerro had caused a social media stir after he had shared the passport of Peace Ufuoma Busari to ‘Buy and Sell in Lebanon,’ a Facebook group, alongside a post written in Arabic, calling for prospective buyers.
Information contained on the passport had shown it was acquired in May 2018, and that the bearer hails from Ibadan, Oyo state.
Several Nigerians had condemned the move, asking the Nigerian government to swiftly wade into the issue and ensure justice is done.
In reaction to the outrage, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), had disclosed that the Nigeria’s mission in Lebanon had reported the issue to the host authorities, adding that “a man hunt was already on.”
Dabiri-Erewa later announced that the man has been arrested and would be prosecuted for “criminal sales of a human.
“Trafficked Nigerian girl for sale on Facebook by a Lebanese !The Lebenese Government just announced the arrest of Mr. Wael Jerro for onward prosecution against criminal sales of a human, a young Nigerian girl,” she wrote.
The NIDCOM boss also said the latest case is an indication that there is need for renewed fight against traffickers in the country.
She added that unless they are being adequately punished, trafficking would not cease in Nigeria.