The long arm of the law has now caught up with Wael Jerro. There was an outcry when the advertisement appeared on Facebook, offering the Nigerian for sale at a price of $1000. A manhunt for him has led to his arrest while the young girl he offered for sale is still a subject of search in Lebanon.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission quoted the Lebanese Ministry of Labour as condemning the action of Wael Jerro “as completely unethical, in contravention of Lebanese laws, and against the principle of human rights.”
The organisation stated further that legal action will be constituted against Wael Jerro “for human trafficking before the competent judicial authority by the Lebanese Ministry of Labour, in line with its statutory responsibility.”
According to the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, the Nigerian Mission in Lebanon, “has also demanded for an immediate handover of the victim to the Mission unconditionally and, in good health.”