Friday, 7 June 2019

Two red house sealed in calabar because of under age prostitution

The National Agency for Prohibition of
Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, yesterday,
sealed two brothels in Calabar for harbouring
under-aged commercial sex workers.
Leader of the NAPTIP operation team, Mr.
Godwin Eyake, told newsmen that the
operation followed an order of the Federal
High Court in Calabar.
“We are carrying out the order of the Federal
High Court, Calabar, to seal the brothels
pending the determination of criminal
investigation against their owners,” he said.
Eyake said the agency had earlier carried out
a raid on the brothels after it was discovered
that they were harbouring under-aged girls
for prostitution.
According to him, “we had taken the owners
of the brothels to court and the court ordered
the sealing of the brothels pending
investigations. So, we are here to carry out
the court’s order. It may be temporary or
permanent; the court will decide.”
Eyake, who is the Director of Operations, Uyo
Command of NAPTIP, described the use of
under-aged girls for prostitution as “very
sad,” saying the agency was determined to
rid the zone of child trafficking and
prostitution.
“There are many of such brothels in Calabar
but with time, we will visit all of them. It is
criminal to use under-aged girls for
prostitution, whether within Nigeria or outside
the country.
“NAPTIP is out for the perpetrators of this
ugly act and anybody caught will face the
full weight of the law.”
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