Prostitutes especially under-aged girls suspected to be commercial sex workers were on the run even though some were arrested in a brothel along Ring Road, Enugwu-Ukwu, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The brothel, popularly known as Venue Spot, disguised as a restaurant, was reportedly raided by the police following a tip-off by concerned indigenes of the community.
The action was occasioned by a joint petition by the Enugwu-Ukwu Traditional Authority and Enugwu-Ukwu Community Development Union (ECDU) to the police headquarters in Awka.
The petition alleged that commuters plying that area were being harassed and embarrassed by underage commercial sex workers.
The President General of the Community, Comrade Bonny Ozo- Nkwuaku, who supervised the raid, warned that Enugwu-Ukwu has no place for such illegal acts which, he said bred criminality and corruption of morals among youths in the area.
“Enugwu-Ukwu people are known for their industrial spirit and enterprise. We live very decent lives and are law abiding. We can’t tolerate such businesses in our community.
“We have also discovered that most of the commercial sex workers and their patrons are non Enugwu-Ukwu indigenes. We can’t allow them to come and soil the name of our town,” he stressed.
The brothel was immediately sealed after the raid while the suspects and their patronisers were taken to Awka to be arraigned in court.