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Monday, July 1, 2013
Commercial Sex Workers Attacked Ondo Task Force Men
Prostitution which has become a lucrative business for young girls and ladies who have given up on hope of marriage, was on Sunday brought to questioning when Commercial sex workers in Akure, the Ondo state capital, crudely beat up security officers attached to the State Task Force on Environment, during the state monthly sanitation exercise.
The men attached to the team had their uniforms torn, with various degrees of injuries when the prostitutes attacked them as they tried to enforce environmental laws within the location of the brothel.
Commissioner for Environment, Chief Sola Ebiseeni, who had earlier led the Task Force to some areas within Akure metropolis, said the government was determined to free the state of all kinds of environmental hazards.
During the exercise, a number of residents caught violating the law were picked up and taken away for prosecution.
When a team of the Task Force got to the hotel at Oke Padi, off Lao Street in Akure, the prostitutes in company of their clients, were drinking alcohol and dancing to a loud music.
The personnel then reminded them that the monthly environment exercise was ongoing, saying they must either obey or be arrested.
But the prostitutes kicked against the directive, shielding their clients from the officials.
Moments later, the ladies, in concert with their clients attacked the Civil Defence and security officials attached to the outfit, causing a scene.
Meanwhile, an officer disclosed that the incident, which was an embarrassment, has been reported to the leadership of the Task Force and the state government for further action.