Residents Worried Over Increasing Commercial Sex Workers’ Nuisance In Abuja

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, have indicated an interest in the public nuisance being inflicted by commercial sex workers, popularly known as ‘Olosho’ who are in every part of the city. Remember that some officials of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) in May 2019 invaded a famous nightclub and arrested many female nude dancers.

DAILY POST discovered that over the years, the degree of commercial sex work in Abuja has continued to rise despite the law banning such activities. Residents, who complained about the terrible trend, said most of the ladies involved in the commercial sex activities are young girls who were trafficked into the area from different States.

DAILY POST recounts that underage prostitution and the operation or possession of brothels are punished under sections 223, 224, and 225 of the Nigerian Criminal Code. This may not be unconnected to the reason why officers of the FCTA on September 17, 2020, destroyed a famous brothel, Chris Garden and Guest Inn, at Dakibiu, Jabi, a suburb of the territory.

Chris Garden was a drinking spot, and also arguably one of the largest and perhaps ancient sex centres in Abuja; a place where men and women gather to trade sex and money. There are however many brothels operating across the territory concealed as mere drinking spots. Most of the all-night bars have apartments connected to them where men of various demographics meet women for sexual satisfaction.

In Kubwa, aside from the already existing hotels, trending in that part of Abuja is the modification of houses meant for residential intentions to hotels. There are rare streets in Kubwa without two or more motels. Also, the existence of beer palours, and inns have extensively facilitated the career of commercial sex.

A citizen of Kubwa, Bwari Area Council, Mr. Alex Akor, who talked to DAILY POST on Saturday, labeled numerous places as a no-go area, stressing that the prostitutes, occasionally, force themselves on passersby.

He said, “Decent men don’t go to some neighborhoods in this Kubwa particularly at night because of those prostitutes. It doesn’t count whether you have their time, they are willing to pull you into their net. It is so uncomfortable when you see some of these girls along the road begging you to come over while speaking all those rubbish talks. 

Pastor Elijah Michael of the Christian Evangelical Ministry, Abuja, who talked with DAILY POST on the issue, blamed poverty and lack of job opportunities for the trend. According to the man of God, the Nigerian government has failed its citizens, emphasizing that people now do unbelievable things just to survive.

Source: Daily Post

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