More Development has continued to unfold even after Lebanese police have arrested the suspected trafficker of a 23-year-old single mother of a Nigeria citizen held hostage in Lebanon by her employer identified as Youssef Maurwan.
Sources in the Nigeria diaspora commission told urban express news online in Abuja that the said maurwan would be made to pay for Ajayi’s return ticket as well as return her passport which he had seized.
It was equally learnt that maurwan had been taken to custody and would be prosecuted for human trafficking and enslavement by the Lebanese authorities.
“Ajayi, the lady held hostage is still with the Nigerian Ambassador to Lebanon, Goni Bura, in Beirut”,
“Mauran 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”, a source said.
In a clip that went viral on social media last week, Ajayi, the single mother held hostage narrated her ordeal at the hands of her masters in Lebanon.
Continuing, the single mother intoned in Yoruba “I am from Osun state, my boss made life miserable for me since my arrival in Lebanon”.
She said a family friend linked her up with an agent who took her to Lebanon with a promise to get her a teaching job there, but instead of being offered a teaching job, her passport was seized while her employers allegedly attempted to rape her.
She stated, “If I am sick, they won’t take me to hospital. They will only give me drugs. Half of the people we came here together have died. I don’t want to die here. I need help to return home.
“The person I live with wants to rape me but I have been resisting him. He collected my phone and said he would not give me the phone until I accept to have sex with him. It is when he sleeps or goes out that I manage to take calls where he keeps the phone.”
Ajayi said the situation became worse when she called her agent to get her out of captivity but the man told her he had paid for her life.