A brothel that houses teen sex workers on Ring Road, Enugwu-Ukwu in the Njikoka Local Government Area Anambra state was raided by the police command under the allegations of being patronised by elderly men in the area.
It was garnered that the operators of the brothel disguised the use of the facility as a restaurant with the residents tipping the police who eventually raided the brothel.
A community leader in the area who spoke anonymously said: “We can’t be here and allow such iniquity to be happening under our watch. You need to see the level of sins these young girls and old men commit in that place on a daily basis.
“That was why we alerted the police. The brothel was sealed after the raid, while some suspects were whisked away to the state Criminal Investigation Department, Awka, the state capital.”
The raid was a sequel to a joint petition by the Enugwu-Ukwu traditional authority and the Enugwu-Ukwu Community Development Union to the police headquarters in Awka decrying the activities of the brothel and its patrons.
It was alleged that passers-by on the Ring Road, Enugwu-Ukwu, were being accosted by the under-age sex workers.
The President-General of the union, Bonny Ozo-Nkwuaku, who supervised the raid, warned that Enugwu-Ukwu had no place for such an illegal act.
He said the development had bred criminality and moral decadence among the youth in the area.
He stated, “Enugwu-Ukwu people are known for their industry and enterprise. We live very decent lives and we are law-abiding. We cannot tolerate such an illicit business in our community.
“We have also discovered that most of the commercial sex workers and their patrons are not from Enugwu-Ukwu; we can’t allow them to come here and soil the name of our town.”