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Okada ban: Prostitutes lament low patronage in Edo

November 13, 2013

Commercial sex workers within Benin metropolis have lamented the dwindling fortune of the businesses since the placement of the ban on the commercial motorcycle operators in some parts of the state, .

Community News visits to various points of the sex workers, in Benin City gathered that things have not been the same for them ever since the Governor Adams Oshiomhole-led administration placed the ban on the okada riders some months ago for what he termed security reasons.

Speaking on the outcome, the night crawlers noted that before the ban, they have customers who normally patronised them at the wee hours through the use of okada who usually brought them and as well returned them to their base after they might have finished with them.

Speaking with our correspondent, one of the sex workers, Celina said: “My brother, things have never been the same for us since the government of this state banned okada riders from the street, customers who managed to patronise us usually complained of the hardship involved to reach our base at night. So, this makes the business to be recording lower patronage. Nowadays, we even struggle for the little ones who can afford to come for business at these hours.”

In the same vein, Ekaette who could not hide the hardship stated: “Bros, thank God that you are close to our madam and you are fully aware of the happenings even at the office, we have not been able to make our weekly contribution regularly as before the ban on bike riders by Oshiomhole. You know that customers come at night on bike, but nowadays the story is different, only few ones that have cars call. I am tired of the whole system self.”

Meanwhile, all attempts to speak with the spokesperson of the Association of Prostitutes in Nigeria, Edo State branch, Madam Osas Jessica proved abortive as she was said to be out of the country, while her overseas phone line could not be connected.

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