The owner of Collabor Hotel,An inn on Ige street, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos, John Okon, has been arrested alongside his Manager, Emmanuel Thomas, for allegedly hosting underage sex hawkers in the facility.
It was gathered that operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, busted the hotel on Saturday, March 10 2018 and caught a 15year old primary school leaver engaging in Prostitution.
The girl was said to have been brought from the village by one Monica Ita, a few weeks ago, on the saying of getting her a good job..
Oone Destiny Bassey 19, and Bright Effiong 18, who was said has been at the inn for three years now, were also picked up by the operatives.
The hotel manager, Thomas, said, “it is true that we provide rooms for sex workers where men visit them. We collect 5,000 from them (sex workers) every week. We don’t give them out to men; they bring their customers themselves.
In an interview with punchng, the 15year old revealed that Ita persuaded her to come to Lagos when she (Ita) saw her playing around the village. She said, ” some days after I got to Lagos , she took me to the hotel to engage in prostitution.
I’m yet to get a room when the police came to pick us. On her part, bold and unabashed, Bassey 25 said, “Nobody forced me into prostitution. I have been hustling at the hotel for some years now.
I send part of the money to my relatives in the village in IMO state, for the upkeep of my child, I don’t have parents and my husband is dead.I sleep with 5 men per day, so I make as much as N10,000..
I pay the hotel 5,000 every week, I wanted t save money for my education. Effiong from Calabar, said she goes to bed with five men daily, adding that some of her customers pays 1,000 and she pays 3,000 per week for a room…