Monday, 3 October 2016

Commercial Sex Worker In Lagos Sells Daughter For 50k

A commercial Sex worker sells 2year-old daughter for N50k in Lagos

A woman, identified as Grace Onome, has
been arrested in Lagos for allegedly selling
her two-year-old child in the Badagry area
of the state.

PUNCH Metro reports that Onome was
arrested on Saturday by the Badagry Police
Division after a tip-off. Four accomplices,
who allegedly aided the sale of the girl,
were also arrested by the police.
It was learnt that the sold daughter,
identified as Zainab, is yet to be found.

Onome, who worked as a commercial sex
worker in the Mobil area of Badagry,
allegedly sold Zainab to another sex worker, identified only as Endurance.
A police source at the division said
operatives were on the trail of Endurance
in order to rescue Zainab. He said,
“It was on Saturday that Grace (Onome)
and Endurance had the transaction. They
are both commercial sex workers in the
area.

Endurance gave Zainab’s mother N50,000,
before taking the girl away. The mother
said she used the money to buy a few
things for herself. The fleeing buyer is of
no fixed address. But the police are on her
trail.”A child rights’ worker, Ebenezer
Omejalile, said a request had been made to the police to have the case transferred to the Gender Unit, Lagos State Police
Command, Ikeja, for more investigation.
He said,

“Child rights’ workers in the Badagry area
are monitoring the case. It is being
investigated by the surveillance section of
the police division.

“The woman is a commercial sex worker
and she sold the girl to a fellow commercial sex worker, who fled with the girl to a yet-to-be-ascertained location to resell her.

“We want the matter to be transferred to
the gender unit of the police in Ikeja, where proper investigation will be done.

“We are worried that the victim has yet to
be rescued by the police. Our contact
persons in the Badagry area have been
detailed to work with the police, and they
will follow up on that matter.”A source
told Punch that the accomplices arrested
with Onome were released on bail on
Saturday.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations
Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed
Onome’s arrest.
She added that efforts were ongoing to
track the suspected buyer of the girl.
She said,

“The mother has been arrested and she
confessed to be a commercial sex worker.
Effort is ongoing to track the fleeing
suspected buyer and the child.”

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