An underaged girl who was forced into prostitution in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has narrated how she slept with more than 10 men in a day.
The minor (name withheld) is one of the 50 teenage sex workers rescued by the Nigerian Navy in conjunction with the Nigeria Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) after they raided two brothels on Saturday, October 29.
The girl, speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said she was lured into prostitution by a woman in her village in Anambra State under the guise of coming to work as a house help in Port Harcourt.
“One of my village women (trafficker) brought me and two other girls from our village with the impression that we are coming to serve in a hotel,” she narrated.
“Shortly after we arrived at the hotel, she (trafficker) went outside and collected money from one woman (brothel operator). That was the last time I saw her (trafficker). Later, the woman, simply known as madam, put us in a room and told us that we would work as Ashawo (prostitute),”
She said she initially refused to work as a prostitute but the brothel operator threatened to torture and starve her to death, so she had no choice but to give in.
“In a day I sleep with more than 10 men, and whatever money I make, I give it to my madam. We hustle by wearing pants to seduce the men. After admiring what they see, they (men) take us into the room; have sex with us and give us money
“We do a daily account of any money we collect to our madam’s sister, who calculates and gives us our cut,” she added