The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons [NAPTIP] has rescued another Nigerian lady, Mrs Kikelomo Olayide, from Lebanon.
The 34-year-old was allegedly deceived to Lebanon for employment.
The Lagos State Commander of NAPTIP, Mr Daniel Atokolo, said this at a news conference organised by the agency in Lagos on Tuesday.
This is coming weeks after Omolola Ajayi, a Kwara-based 23-year-old single mother who was trafficked to Lebanon on the pretext of becoming an English teacher, was rescued by the government.
Olayide returned to Nigeria at 4:pm, on February 2 and she is presently in the agency’s care.
The commander said the victim was allegedly trafficked by a 54–year-old Lebanese (name withheld) in October 2019.
“NAPTIP responded to Olayide’s husband complaints on January 30, when she was apprehended by the Lebanese, who is resident in Lagos.
“NAPTIP immediately mandated the suspect to release Olayide in Lebanon to be moved back to Nigeria.
“Olayide is a mother of two and an indigene of Kwara,” Atokolo said.
Atokolo presenting the fact of the case said that the suspect trafficked the victim under the pretence of employing her as a caregiver to his aged mother in Lebanon.
“However, on the victim’s arrival at Lebanon, she was received by an agent, who also handed her over to a family, where she was exploited as a domestic servant.
“The victim also reported that she was sexually harassed while working for the said family,” the NAPTIP Lagos Commander said.
According to Atokolo, when Olayide’s husband approached the suspect to return his wife, he was threatened.
“The suspect demanded that the victim would only be returned if the victim’s family provides another person to replace her. This is so sad,” the state commander said.
Atokolo said the agency is currently investigating the suspect’s activities to ascertain his possible involvement in trafficking Nigerians to his home country for exploitation.
“The recently celebrated return of Omolola Ajayi is also not far from our thoughts; NAPTIP, therefore urged Nigerian youths not to assess job offers made by these foreign benefactors.
“NAPTIP implores Nigerian youths to do a personal assessment of their qualifications to employments offered by foreign benefactors,” Atokolo said.
Eriksen may never play football again, warns cardiologist
Djokovic beats Tsitsipas in dramatic French Open final
JUST IN: Zambian President Lungu collapses at Defence Day ceremony
Bandits abduct 12, free two in Kaduna
JUST IN: Gunmen abduct reverend sister in Imo
Buhari congratulates Gen. Abubakar at 79
EURO 2020: Sterling’s goal gives England victory over Croatia
Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest, says Denmark team doctor
VIDEO: My mom wept after she saw the video, busty wedding bridesmaid in viral video says
How I was deceived into getting pregnant at 23 – Olunloyo reveals
Hilarious reactions as Ilashe beach ‘catches fire’
I got my friend a job and she got me sacked – Lady
AUDIO: Taxi driver rejects female passenger’s offer to pay fare in kind
JUST IN: Venivici Spa founder Arinola Adeniyi is dead
VIDEO: Reactions as cow majestically ‘performs ward rounds’ in hospital
PHOTOS: Cheating mum sends romantic messages meant for lover to son
VIDEO: We were promised 1000 Naira to support Buhari – Pro-Buhari protesters
VIDEO: Is it true humans use only 10% of their brain?
VIDEO: Gov Wike shows off dance skills at ceremony in Rivers
VIDEO REVIEW: Man beats wife for feeding children with garri in Lagos, reactions of Nigerians to Twitter suspension, others
VIDEO: Can you transmit COVID-19 after being vaccinated?
VIDEO: Gombe corpers mark NYSC 48th birthday with colourful carnival
VIDEO: Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Adewale Akanbi, leads worshippers in praise songs
VIDEO REVIEW: Release of Greenfield University students, others
Sports18 hours ago
UFC 263: Adesanya to defeat Vettori – Experts
News12 hours ago
Democracy Day: 12 things to know about June 12
News23 hours ago
Cattle grazing route strange to Ijaw people, says Diri
Sports11 hours ago
Adesanya dodging Vettori’s punches like Buhari, Nigerians reacts to UFC win
Entertainment14 hours ago
I was worried about Yemi Alade, my relatives during Lagos #EndSARS — Angelique Kidjo
Breaking14 hours ago
UFC 263: Adesanya beats Vettori to retain middleweight title
Sports24 hours ago
Euro 2020: Finland beat Denmark in Eriksen’s absence
News23 hours ago
7,403 soldiers receiving treatment in Kaduna, says Nigerian Army