Peace Ufuoma, Ibadan girl, who was put on sale on Facebook by a Lebanese and rescued by the Nigerian mission has returned home.
Ufoma was part of the 29 persons who returned Nigeria from Lebanon on Saturday, the Chairman of the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa,
A Lebanese man, Wael Jerro, had placed a $1,000 price on the Nigerian lady before he was reported to the Lebanese government.
Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu, the Senior Special Assistant Diaspora, by the State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, was part of officials who received the girls. She also took picture with the girl on their arrival at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
In another development, the Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe also confirmed their return.
She said on the repatriation flight was Peace Busari, a Nigerian lady put up for sale by her Lebanese boss, Wael Jerro, and Temitope Ariwolo, the lady wrongfully accused of murder in Lebanon.
She noted that among the evacuees were Nine indigenes of Oyo State, among whom were two pregnant women, Four Ondo State indigenes, one Ekiti State indigene. Others are from Ebonyi, Osun, Cross River, Benin, Delta, and Ogun States.
Hon. Akande-Sadipe said, “22 passengers just returned from Lebanon. Among them is Temitope, who was left behind last time and accused of murder. Peace Busari, the girl who was put on sale on Facebook and rescued by the Nigerian Mission is also here.”
The Lawmaker said Busari was with the Nigerian Mission in Beirut, Lebanon after she was rescued from her employer.
Hon. Akande-Sadipe, said that the returnees are doing well and have all settled down in hotels for the mandatory 14-day quarantine.
She said, “We received 22 evacuees stranded in Lebanon today. The Lebanon Government transported them to Abuja. A large number are Oyo State indigenes and they are all comfortably settled in hotels under the mandatory 14 days quarantine.”