A 23-year-old lady, who allegedly claimed to have been trafficked to Lebanon in a video that went viral on social media on January 9, has been rescued and handed over to the Nigerian Ambassador in Beirut.
The Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) which disclosed this on Monday, added that Omolola Ajayi, the single mother was rescued from the home of her captor and is now safely in Beirut with the Nigerian Ambassador to Lebanon.
According to a Whatsapp message by the NIDCOM spokesman, Abdul-Rahman Balogun, she will be in Nigeria soon.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has however, arrested three suspects including two Nigerians and a Lebanese in connection with the trafficking of the Kwara-based lady after proper investigations.
In the viral video, Omolola had recounted her ordeal in the hands of her employer in Lebanon.
Narrating her plight in Yoruba language, the Osun State indigene lamented that her boss had made life miserable since she arrived in the country.
She explained that a family friend linked her up with an agent who took her to Lebanon with a promise to get her a teaching job, but was sold off as a domestic slave to her employers.
Omolola claimed in the video that her passport was confiscated while her employers had tried on several occasions to abuse her without success.
While crying for help to be rescued, she further narrated her experience in the hands of her captors saying;
My plan was to be teaching pupils English Language in Lebanon. On getting here, the person that brought me seized my passport. I was wondering what happened. I later knew I had been sold off to slavery.
If I am sick, they won’t take me to hospital. They will only give me drugs. Half of the people whom we came here together have died. I am appealing to Family Life Support to come to my aid. I don’t want to die here. I need help to return home.
Kwara State governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, had said he was “horrified” by the video footage.
He had reacted to the video on his twitter account;
I implore citizens to work with us to put an end to such horrific activity by exposing the perpetrators.
See viral video below;
UN please help young girl who waa trafficked to Lebanon and sold as slave…..please help!!!!! She said she is dying!!! pic.twitter.com/yEA3c6h95f— Charles Iduh (@charles_iduh) January 9, 2020