Lebanese police have arrested Youssef Maurwan, the employer of a 23-year-old Nigerian teacher, Omolola Ajayi who was sold as a domestic slave in the Arab country.
It was also disclosed that Maurwan had been taken into custody and would be prosecuted for human trafficking and enslavement by the Lebanese authorities.
“Maurwan is in the custody of the Lebanese police and is being investigated. He has been ordered to return Ajayi’s passport which he seized upon her arrival in Lebanon. He will also be made to provide her return ticket to Nigeria. No date has been fixed for her return,” The Punch quoted a NIDCOM official.
But a spokesman for the commission, Abdul-Rahman Balogun, said he could not confirm the latest developments.
However, a statement released by Nigerians in Diaspora Commission confirmed that Omolola, who was rescued on Monday, is still with the Nigerian Ambassador to Lebanon, Goni Bura, in Beirut.
Ajayi was fraudulently recruited as a teacher but sold as a domestic slave in Lebanon.