Over the weekend in Delta, some commercial sex workers reportedly attacked their customers over unpaid bills. The cause of the brawl was that, commercial sex workers had resolved to increase their charges and had warned their customers who do not want to comply to steer clear of them but this was not to be as the victims claimed they were not put in the know of the new charges.
An eye witness, Ngozi Njeh told Leadership that a round of sex which used to be N1,000.00 was increased to N2,000 while a night stand often called ‘Day Break’ which used to be N5,000 was increased to N8,000.
It was further gathered that trouble started when the victims entered into one of the brothels as usual and upon negotiations with the commercial sex workers, they agreed to pay for a night at N8, 000 each.
According to one of the commercial sex workers, identified as Anabel Onweh,
“The victims agreed to pay us N8, 000 each and we took them in, after using us, the following morning they were giving us N4, 000 as against our bargain and we decided to attack them and beat them mercilessly because we know what brought us to this brothel.”
However, investigations revealed that the victims were allegedly subjected to drinking the water used in washing private part after their clothes had been torn, with injuries inflicted on them before Police at the A-Division came to their rescue.
The matter was thereafter reported at the A-Division Police Station, when an officer, who gave his name simply as Raphael, said,
“We moved into the brothel with our men when we heard a shouting match between the commercial sex workers and their customers.Raphael added that upon interrogations, it was discovered that the said customers refused to pay their bills, stressing that the matter was eventually resolved amicably, based on the sex workers’ terms.