Omolola Ajayi, a 23-year-old teacher and single mother who was sold into slavery in Lebanon was rescued by the Nigerian government after a video of her cry for help went viral on social media.
In the video, Omolola says she left her country on the promise that she would work as a teacher in Lebanon. However, to her surprise, she discovered that she had been sold into slavery.
Abused by her master, she had appealed for help explaining that she is between life and death. Fortunately for her, her nightmare has ended.
The Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) which confirmed Ajayi’s rescue from the house of his “executioner” revealed that she is now in Beirut with the Nigerian ambassador to Lebanon.
“New information on the Nigerian woman sold as a slave in Lebanon. It is now in the hands of the Nigerian ambassador in Beirut. She will be coming home soon , “ said Abdul Rahman Balogun, spokesperson for NIDCOM.
In a tweet, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the president of NIDCOM also announced the good news.
“The suspected trafficker has been arrested and will be handed over to the Nigerian National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). The lady’s family has been found and the Kwara government is working on the case and personally on the case. We are all working to ensure her return to the country. “
The alleged trafficker has been arrested and will be handed over to NAPTIP.The family of the lady have been traced ..Kwara Gov is personally on the matter. All hands on deck to ensure the trafficked lady returns . https://t.co/xQTKgX33SI
— Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri) January 10, 2020