Days after video of a single mother identified as Omolola Ajayi who was trafficked to Lebanon in which WITHIN NIGERIA conducted its report went viral, the 23-year-old teacher has been rescued by the Nigerian government.
WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that a video of a 23-year-old single mother identified as Ajayi Omolola narrating her ordeals as a victim of human trafficking in Lebanon and how she was deceived has surfaced on the internet.
Prior to her rescue, the officials of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking (NAPTIP) also facilitated the arrest of the agent who was responsible for her ordeal.
Reacting to the development, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission confirmed the rescue of Ajayi from where she was sold to and further disclosed that she is now in Beirut with the Nigerian Ambassador to Lebanon.
This was disclosed in a WhatsApp message sent out by the Public Relations Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abdul Rahman Balogun.
It reads; “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.”
NIDCOM Chairman, Abike Dabiri-Erewa also tweeted;
“Update on the viral video of trafficked Nigerian girl in Lebanon. She is now happily in the hands of the Nigerian Amb in Beirut , received warmly and happy to be in safe hands. She will be home soon by Gods grace”.
“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”.