Metro 'Prostitutes' Recruitment Centre Uncovered Near Police Station In Benin

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has uncovered a prostitutes’ recruitment centre in Edo State, Commander Mr. Makinde Ayinla has said.

Ayinla, who spoke yesterday to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin, said the settlement was in Uselu N’ Ahor in Uhunmwode Local Government.

He said the corps’ operatives uncovered the settlement near a police station, after weeks of surveillance.

The commander said many of those rescued were teenagers from the North and Middle-belt.

He said a woman, who claimed to be in her mid-twenties, was among the five rescued.

The commander said the government’s initiative of introducing skill acquisition as a way of checking prostitution was a welcome development.

Some of the victims told NAN that they were from Benue State and that their parents were unaware of their whereabouts.

They said they were brought to Edo State by a lady called ‘Manager’, now on the run, who promised them lucrative jobs in Benin.

The victims alleged that the lady collected N30, 000 from each person as settlement fee, to enable such persons operate on their own.

They said they paid additional N500 daily each as ‘loyalty fee’ to ‘Manager’ from a daily income of N3, 000 to N4, 000.

NSCDC, Kwara State Command, has deployed more than 1,000 personnel to hotels to arrest hoteliers engaging nude dancers.
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