The rate at which prostitution has been growing these days has become worrisome.
In fact, in recent times, more teenagers are in the business than it was a few years ago.
Once again, a 15-year-old s*x worker was arrested around Iyana Ipaja axis of Lagos.
According to the reports gotten, the young girl was arrested at a hotel where they discovered that the management camps her and other underage girls for prostitution.
When she was questioned, she revealed that she sleeps with 5 men on a daily basis.
Considering where she was arrested, the hotel’ owner and the manager were also arrested in the raid.
The operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, acting on intelligence, were said to have busted the hotel nabbed the 15-year-old engaging in prostitution.
During the investigation, they realized that the child was said to have been brought to Lagos from the eastern part of the country.
When she was coming to Lagos, she was under the pretence that she would be hooked up with a good job when she got in. On getting into Lagos, she realized that she was brought in for prostitution.
When the hotel managers arrested were interrogated, one of them said;
“It is true that we provide rooms for s*x workers where men visit them.
We collect N5,000 from them (the s*x workers) every week. We don’t give them out to men; they bring their customers themselves.”
While investigating the 15-year-old, a Monica was also named as the person who brought the 15-year old to Lagos.
“I finished from primary school two years ago, but I could not continue my study because my parents died. Aunty Monica (Ita) came to the village and asked me to follow her to Abuja.
She said she would get me a good job. “Some days after I got to Lagos, she took me to the hotel to do prostitution. I had yet to get a room when the police came to pick us.” The 15-year old said.
There is another girl whose name is Bassey and who is 25 years that was also arrested.
Bassey mentioned that she usually slept with five men each day and charges N2,000 from each of her customers.
It is sad to see how teenagers are now all over the streets, taking prostitution as a career path to follow.
Whilst a lot of them are being deceived into the business, a number of them actually get happy being involved in a business like that.