Umuahia – Commercial sex workers in Umuahia, the Abia capital, have gone into hiding to evade police arrest, following state government’s order shutting down brothels in the city.
The correspondent, who monitored the enforcement of the government’s directive, reports that the sex workers now lived in palpable fear.
NAN reports that Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu on Monday ordered the immediate shutdown of brothels located on Orlu, Kaduna and Arochukwu streets, among others, in the capital city.
Ikpeazu also directed the immediate prosecution of proprietors of such facilities, including joints where illicit drugs were sold.
The state government alleged that the brothels and joints had been turned into hideout for hoodlums from where they rob and molest innocent citizens, especially in the night.
It, therefore, directed security agencies in the state to urgently rid the areas of suspected hoodlums.
Meanwhile, some of the major brothels that used to be a beehive of activities were empty…