Sex workers arrested for recruiting 15-year-old girl in Calabar

The Cross River state Police command reportedly arrested and detained two sex workers identified as Ijeoma Obia Ijie and Joy Okeke for allegedly trafficking a teenage girl from Ebonyi State to Calabar for prostitution.

The 15-year-old, 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.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafix Inuwa disclosed this while parading the suspects.

He stated;

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.

He further stated that 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.

Adding that ‘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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