Ariwolo Olamide Temitope, a Nigerian lady who was barred from boarding an evacuation flight to Nigeria, has been found in a prison in Lebanon after three weeks of her location being unknown, SaharaReporters has gathered.
Recall that Temitope was listed for repatriation from Lebanon on May 26, 2020, but was stopped from boarding by the Lebanese airport management after receiving orders from her owner in Lebanon
Since then, her whereabouts has been unknown with her mobile phone confiscated.
SaharaReporters has learnt that Temitope is being detained in a prison in Lebanon on a false charge of attempted murder.
Sources in Lebanon revealed to Saharareporters that she is being framed up for attempted murder by her boss in Lebanon who prevented her from returning home.
The sources revealed that Temitope’s boss was making efforts to convince the government to ensure Temitope does not return to Nigeria alive.
“Charges of attempted murder have been brought against her and she is in prison. This is a very big scandal,” the sources said.SEE ALSOAbused Nigerian Woman In Lebanon Prevented From Returning Home By Boss who Claims To ‘Own’ Her4 Comments4 Weeks Ago
Temitope has a slim chance of being freed as the Nigerian Consul General in Lebanon is not making efforts to ensure her freedom.
SaharaReporters also learnt that thousands of Nigerian women are presently stuck in Lebanon at the moment – with no work, no money and no food.
Most of them are abused and made to work as sex slaves.
The Kafala system, widespread across Lebanon and parts of the Middle East, grants employers a large say over the fate of domestic workers, who have few rights.
Temitope had, in an interview with Aljazeera in April, explained that she had been set up by her employer, Mahmoud Zahran, who accused her of stealing a phone while she spoke to her family in Nigeria on 25 April.