52 commercial sex workers were arrested in a raid carried out by the Lagos State Task force on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.
Majority of the arrests were carried out at different spots in Isaac John and Toyin streets in Ikeja between10pm on Wednesday and 1am on .
It was said that the unwholesome and rampart activities of prostitutes in the areas prompted several petitions by residents of the areas against the sex workers.
Task force Chairman, Bayo Sulaiman, a Superintendent of Police, confirmed the arrest. He said it "is a criminal offence to solicit for sex by roadside.”
He also promised to "extend the raids to Lagos Island, Ikoyi and Victoria Island where commercial sex activities are on the increase."