The Police in Lagos has arrested a pair who specialises in trafficking women and coercing them to sleep with males for cash.
Ikechukwu Egbulefu, 27, and Vera John, 26, function Wagbas Resort, Ajah, Lagos, they usually have of their custody: Helen Dickson, 22; Deborah David, 18 and Chinwendu Oyekachi, 18, whom they lured into prostitution after promising to assist them get respectable jobs.
One of many victims, Deborah, stated she was lured into the act two months in the past. When she obtained sick and bored with the life-style, she confronted John and begged her to return her dwelling.
John allegedly gave her N2,000 for transport from Lagos State to Akwa- Ibom State. Deborah stated:
“I used to be uninterested in the entire thing. Greater than 7 males slept with me each day. Every of these males paid N2,500.
I hand the cash over to Aunt Vera. When Vera observed that I used to be uninterested in the sport, she began threatening me. Vera and Ikechukwu stated that I need to make N30,000 each day and provides to them. Sure, N30,000 was my goal.”
The state Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, stated Egbulefu and John used to convey women from different states resembling Imo, Akwa-Ibom and Rivers states to Lagos for prostitution. .
“The victims narrated that they were taken to a shrine in Epe and made to take an oath that they would not abscond from the hotel. The painful aspect was that after sleeping with various men, they surrendered the proceeds to John.”
Narrating her personal story, Chinwedu stated that she got here to Lagos with the hope of being a gross sales woman. She stated:
“I met Vera in our city and later turned associates. Vera advised me she would assist me to get job in Lagos as a salesgirl. .
I joined her with out informing my dad and mom. After I obtained to Lagos, she advised me that the out there job was prostitution. I advised her that I wasn’t and she or he stated she wouldn’t assist me with a refund to my village. .
I had no choice than to stick with them. Vera took us to a herbalist, who requested for our pubic hair. We had been additionally made to take an oath to not run away. If we abscond, we’d run mad. .
Since then, she had been accumulating cash from us at any time when we had intercourse with males. Every time we complained to her about pains, she wouldn’t hear. She solely feeds us.”