From Tony Akowe/Grace Obike/Vincent Ikuomola, Abuja
Three months after information of her ordeal in Lebanon reached Nigerians, sending shock waves throughout the nation, 31 12 months previous Temitope Ariwolo, was again dwelling on Saturday relieved to be alive to inform the story throughout.
Temitope and 21 different Nigerians stranded in Lebanon had been evacuated to Abuja by the federal authorities.
She was initially stopped from leaving for Nigeria and subsequently charged for stealing and tried homicide of her employer after the story of her maltreatment was damaged by Aljazeera tv.
She was crushed by Mahmoud Zahran, the husband of her employer, Feyzeh Diab, on April 25 of their Choueifat residence, South of Beirut.
Savouring her recent freedom, Temitope mentioned: “I’m pleased being dwelling. Going to Lebanon was like (going to) a hell.
“No one is aware of that can occur there. I counsel different Nigerian women to remain right here in Nigeria and attempt to make it, as a result of going exterior there was like hell for me, not solely in Lebanon.
“What I skilled in Lebanon, I don’t even pray for Devil to expertise.”
She spoke to reporters on the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja.
Equally excited by Temitope’s return was the Chairman of the Home of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Issues, Tolulope Akande-Sadipe who described her return as a dream come true.
“It’s a dream come true. The Home of Representatives made a dedication to Nigerians, that we’d say NO to human trafficking identical to we’re saying NO to rape,” Akande-Sadipe mentioned.
“As we speak, Temitope is again dwelling. Sadly, I can’t enable her present her face as a result of the entire situation has not come to an finish. We actually wish to perceive what occurred in courtroom again in Lebanon.
“We’re pleased, she is pleased to be again dwelling and I hope this will likely be an indication to different younger women on the market who wish to go overseas for greener pastures to make sure that the circumstances they’re going into are the expectations they’ve after they signed up for these brokers.
“On the identical time, NAPTIP has made a dedication to implement all legal guidelines to make sure that these brokers cease doing this very dehumanizing conduct that put out women not as home workers however as slaves.
“As we speak as a nation, we have to rejoice that this younger woman’s life was not misplaced in such an expertise”
The Director Common of NAPTIP, Julie Okah-Donli mentioned Temitope could be quarantined for 14 days, then rehabilitated and empowered.
She mentioned: “we’re going to rehabilitate her in a shelter and empower her.
“After all, she must be quarantined for 2 weeks. That’s the regulation. After 14 days, we’ll take her to the shelter; give her some psychosocial assist as a result of she is traumatised.
“We now have to counsel her, rehabilitate her and empower her. The truth is, she has so many people who find themselves able to empower her.
“We will solely begin the job of arresting after have profiled her correctly and we’ve got counselled her. Then we are able to get all the mandatory info that can result in the arrest of the perpetrators.”
Temitope had travelled to Lebanon after she was promised a very good job.
She ended up as a home hand.
Additionally on the airplane from Lebanon on Saturday was Peace Busari who was supplied on the market in Lebanon.
Busari had initially turned down authorities’s first supply to be evacuated dwelling.
She had instructed authorities officers and the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Fee (NIDCOM) after her rescue that she would favor to remain again.
Moreover, she mentioned she was pleased again there after securing a brand new job.
She turned down all of the pleads together with the one from her state authorities Oyo state.
However NIDCOM in a tweet on Saturday introduced the evacuation of the 2 girls.
The tweet reads, “Coming dwelling from Lebanon, Temitope Arowolo who was held again final time and Peace Busari, the Nigeria Woman that was put up on the market on Fb by a Lebanese however rescued.”