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Cross River: DSS Arrests 43 Women, 16 Men In Clampdown On Commercial Sex Workers

No less than 59 business sex specialists which included 43 young ladies and 16 men have been captured by the Department of State Security, DSS, in Calabar.

Ilupeju Adebayo, the executive of DSS in Cross River, who informed NAN on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Calabar, said the young ladies were gathered together at 2:15 a.m Saturday [May 4, 2019] morning at Peace Garden Hotel and Papsi Place along Murtala Mohammed Highway.

Adebayo uncovered that there was a cartel in charge of drawing the young ladies and influencing them to swear pledges of mystery not to flee or reveal data about the business.

“We got a smart report and swung energetically, we have been on the issue for a considerable length of time. We found that the young ladies are for the most part underage, for the most part 13, 15, and 19 years old.

“We likewise realize that they were acquired by a cartel, profoundly engaged with the matter of dealing and utilizing the young ladies as business sex laborers.

“The young ladies at that point convey comes back to them toward the start or close of the week relying upon their usual methodology.

“We have made a few captures including that of the proprietor of “Papsi place” a massage parlor that houses generally underage young ladies who pay him N2,000 on week days and N4,000 at ends of the week as cabin expense. They work from the lodging, to clubs were we captured them unmistakable bare.

“We have reached the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons while examinations are continuous until every one of those associated with the illegal exchange are captured and charged to court,” he said.

One of the young ladies, (name retained) said that she was conveyed to Calabar from Rivers for a business young lady work yet she wound up turning into a business sex specialist.

“I was conveyed to Calabar through a companion who revealed to me that I will be given an occupation as a business young lady. She took me to a woman who I just as Aunty Favor.

“They took me to a house of ill-repute at Atamu Street, Calabar South, from where I used to go to night clubs.

“I fled and after that they followed me and brought me back, they needed to compel me to make a vow yet I protested and stole away again to meet my companion whom I accompanied to Calabar at that point.

“Aunt Favor came there with the beau and some religion young men and beat me up. What’s more, disclosed to me that on the off chance that I run they will execute me or I will kick the bucket.

“Thus, I more often than not go to her home to make comes back to her consistently yet I am not content with the sort of work I am doing; it was never my aims to do this, in light of the fact that my companion did not reveal to me that it was this sort of employment,” she said.

One of the suspects, Mr Edem John, who was among the 16 men in guardianship and proprietor of Papsi’s Place, denied any wrong doing, asserting that he has been cautioning the underage young ladies not to go to his place for business sex.

He be that as it may, included that in view of the attempting times, he had no real option except to do his business.

“I have been doing this business for around two years; they pay me N2,000 for the convenience where they engage in sexual relations with men.

“In spite of the fact that I have been cautioning the underage ones to avoid my place however regardless they return, and I have to do my business since I have a family to bolster,” he said.

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