By Ikeugonna Eleke
Some girls rescued from a brothel for engaging in prostitution have revealed that those who introduced them to the act always compelled them to sleep with at least 10 men every day.
The girls who were about 29 in number, including two under aged girls, said the motive was for them to make money for the owner of the brothel.
The girls were rescued at Oba, Idemili North Local Government Area, by officials of the Anambra State Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Social Welfare and men of the Anambra State Police Command.
‘We are given N500 every morning for feeding and after that we are compelled to sleep with men. Sometimes, we are beaten when we fail to sleep with up to 10 men in a day.
‘Sometimes, we make 4,000 on week days, but during weekends, we make up to N10, 000 and sometimes N15, 000. The owner of the hotel usually takes the money,’ the girls said
The Commissioner for Women’s Affairs and Social Welfare, Mrs Ify Obinabo, said arrests had been made and pledged to ensure that justice was served on the culprits.
She said, ‘Before embarking on this raid, investigation was carried out by the ministry and it was discovered that the management of the hotel by the name ‘Ten Top’, Oba traffics girls from all parts of the country for prostitution purposes.
‘The state government is committed to ending all forms of child kidnapping, trafficking and sex slavery in the state and we urge ndị Anambra to always report any suspicious activity around their vicinity for prompt response and action.’
The rescued girls were said to be between the ages of 16 and 24 years.
Obinabo said the owner of the brothel and some other ladies who lured the girls to the brothel were arrested and would be arraigned before the Children, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Magistrate Court in Awka after investigations.