Nigeria to bring back, Temitope Arowolo, Nigerian lady accused of theft and attempted murder in Lebanon

A 31-year-old Nigerian lady, Temitope Arowolo, who was accused of theft and attempted murder in Lebanon might soon be brought back to Nigeria.

This is because House of Representatives on Thursday met with the Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Houssam Diab to agree on her extradition back to Nigeria.

After the closed-door meeting also attended by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr Zubairu Dada, Chairman of the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Mrs Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, disclosed that Arowolo would be brought back to Nigeria.

Arowolo’s employer had accused her of stealing $5,000 and attempting to kill him. Her prosecution in court had been stalled as the accusers failed to show up while she was granted bail.

The committee had, however, said it was established that Arowolo suffered abuse and sexual harassment from the husband of her employer, Mahmoud Zahran, during her sojourn in Lebanon.

Akande-Sadipe said, “I am happy to inform Nigerians that Temitope Olamide (Arowolo) will be home before the end of the week; and many other Nigerians, who want to come home from Lebanon. The opportunity will be provided for them to come home.

“We are also taking this opportunity to look at the case of a Lebanese, who is being held in Ilorin and charged with human trafficking to ensure that there is merit in the case.

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“We will continue to collaborate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ensure that we have a continued relationship with Lebanon; that our girls can go there legally to work and work in circumstances that are not dehumanising.

“The Lebanese Government is promising us now that it will ensure that our girls work in very humane circumstances. To Nigerians, keep your eyes open. There is a source at home that is fuelling human trading.

“There are Nigerians that you and I need to monitor and ensure that the human trafficking source here in Nigeria is brought to an end. So, we need to be our brother’s keeper. If you know any of those agents, you need to go and report them to NAPTIP.”

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