FG rescues 23-year-old Nigerian lady trafficked to Lebanon




The federal government has announced the rescue of a 23-year-old teacher and single mother, Omolola Ajayi, who was trafficked to Lebanon.

The Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission said this Monday in a statement in Abuja.

The commission said Ajayi, an indigene of Osun state, was rescued from the home of her captor and is now safely in Beirut with the Nigerian Ambassador to Lebanon.

Spokesman of NIDCOM, Abdul-Rahman Balogun said in a WhatsApp message, “Update on the trafficked Nigerian girl to Lebanon. She is now happily in the hands of the Nigerian ambassador in Beirut. She will be home soon.”

In a viral video which circulated on social media last week, the captive explained her ordeal in the hands of her employer in Lebanon.

Narrating her ordeal in both Yoruba and English, she said her boss had made life miserable since arriving the country.

In the video, Ajayi said a family friend linked her up with an agent who took her to Lebanon with a promise to get her a teaching job, but instead of being offered a teaching job, her passport was confiscated while her employers allegedly attempted to rape her.

She said, unknown to her, she was being sold into slavery, and therefore begged the Nigerian government to come to her rescue so she could be mother of her three-year-old child.

And as a follow-up, three suspects were arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Ilorin, Kwara state, in connection with the incident.

Chief Press Secretary to Kwara state Governor Rafiu Ajakaye said in a statement that two Nigerians and a Lebanese had been arrested in connection with the crime.

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