Sex workers, Obiano at war over demolition of shanties

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The demolition of illegal structures on the Onitsha/Enugu Expressway by the Anambra State Government has displaced some sex workers.

Also dislodged by the demolition were some urchins believed to specialise in snatching people’s personal effects in the area.

Speaking with Southern City News on Friday, the leader of the sex workers in the area, who identified herself as Linda, berated the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, for approving the demolition.

She said, “So, this place has suddenly become ‘illegal structures’?  This was where we voted for Obiano in the November 18 election.

“Why didn’t they demolish the so-called shanties before the election? The governor did not even consider giving us a notice before carrying this action. This is inhuman. We are human beings and we have the rights to shelter.

“But one thing is clear, nobody can force us out of this place….



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