''I sleep with five men per day'' widowed 19 year old sex worker in Lagos says

A widowed 19 year old sex worker in Lagos has narrated how she sleeps with at least five men a day just to make enough money to take care of her child.

She was rounded up by men of the Lagos state police command during a raid at Collabor Hotel, an inn at Ige Street in the Iyana Ipaja area of the state, where herself and some underage girls are used as sex workers.

The police during the raid carried out on March 10th, discovered a 15 year old girl who was brought in from the East for prostitution.

Speaking with newsmen when herself and other sex workers were paraded at the command yesterday March 20th, Bassey who appeared unashamed, said she slept with five men per day and collected N2,000 from each of her customers.
“Nobody forced me into prostitution. I have been hustling at the hotel for some years now. I send part of the money I make to my relatives in the village for the upkeep of my child. I don’t have parents and my husband is dead. I sleep with five men every day, so I make as much as N10,000. I pay the hotel N5,000 every week. I wanted to save enough money for my education.”
Another sex worker, 18-year-old Blessing Effiong from Cross River State, also said she had sex with about 5 men everyday and that some of the men pay N1, 000 for sex.

“I came to the hotel last year and paid N3,000 per week for a room. I did only one round with each customer,” she added.
The owner of the hotel, John Okon, was apprehended along with the hotel manager, Emmanuel Thomas. Their alleged accomplice, Monica Ita, was said to be at large.

When interrogated, the hotel manager Thomas Emmanuel said “It is true that we provide rooms for sex workers where men visit them. We collect N5,000 from them (the sex workers) every week. We don’t give them out to men; they bring their customers themselves.”
The Commissioner of police , Edgal Imohimi, who paraded the sex workers, said the operators of the hotel will be arraigned in court for running a prostritution ring in the state.

Source: lindaikeji's blog.

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