Narrating their ordeal, the underaged girls who are all from Ebonyi state, said that they were taken by one Ifeoma and Chika from their house in Izza and brought to Awka on the promises of securing them a job but to their greatest surprise was forced to prostitution.
They revealed that the women who brought them to the brothel seized their phones and other belongings before handing them over to another woman called Ezenwannyi who notified them that they will only be released if they bring the sum of 150,000 naira or serve her for a period of one year.
According to them, they were able to use a whistleblower’s phone to get across to their family and the whistle blower in turn notified the Women Affairs Ministry who with the help of the police bust the brothel.
On how much they make daily at the brothel, the girls said they were mandated to bring the sum of 10,000 to 15,000 naira every night and 40,000naira every Sunday whereas any man they sleep with usually pays the sum of 1,000 naira and above which causes a lot of issues between them and their madam.
On her part, one of the parents of the girls Mrs Uchechi Friday said upon her daughter’s disappearance, she lodged a complaint at the police station in Abakaliki but was shocked when she got a call from her daughter which made her to seek for help from the women and social welfare Commissioner of Anambra state.
Maria Ude Nwachi X Oriental Times