2 sex workers arrested for recruiting 15-year-old girl in Calabar

Two sex workers, whose names were given as Ijeoma Obia Ijie and Joy Okeke are being detained by the Police in Cross River for allegedly trafficking a teenage girl from Ebonyi State to Calabar for prostitution

The girl, whose name was given as Amanda Nwambe, was allegedly taken from her village in Ebonyi state and brought to Calabar by one Chinoso, who told her she was going to work in a restaurant in Calabar, but on arrival in Calabar he handed her over to the sex workers at a hotel.

Mr Hafiz Inuwa, the Cross River Police Commissioner, who paraded the two women, said the girl “was forced to work as a sex worker by these women and after three weeks when the pain became too much she ran away from the hotel and a good Nigerian, who found her roaming the streets, brought her to us”. Mr Inuwa stated.

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He said the two women were arrested in the hotel where they were working as sex workers after the fifteen year old girl identified them and were brought to the station

‘The man, Chinonso, who tricked her from her parent’s home in Ebonyi state that she was coming to Calabar to work in a restaurant, is still at large but the women will soon appear in court”

The Commissioner said the girl will soon be taken to Ebonyi state from where she will be re-united with her family.

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