The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 23-year-old sex worker, Happiness Okon, for allegedly trafficking two unnamed minors.
The state Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, said at the police headquarters in Abeokuta while Okon was being paraded before journalists on Wednesday that she was arrested after the young girls were raped in the house where she brought them to in Abeokuta.
Okoye said, “Men of our Rape and Human Trafficking Unit arrested her when it was learnt that she was the one who trafficked the under-aged girls to Ogun State where they were raped.
“She is a sex worker, who specialises in bringing new workers to her boss. Investigation is still on to ensure all those connected with the case are arrested.”
Okon told Saturday PUNCH that she did not go beyond primary school level in her education and was brought to Abeokuta from Cross River State in 2012 to “sell things in a shop.”
She said, “But when I came here, I became a prostitute and get about N3,000 every day. My madam was the one who told me to look for girls that could help her with household chores and earn some money. I don’t know the name of my madam. We only call her madam.
“I went to my village to bring the girls. I told the mother of one of them that I planned to take her to Ogun to look for work. Her mother agreed but the other girl said she wanted to follow her friend too. So, I brought both of them.”
It was learnt that the rape was supposed to be an initiation of the girls into the world of prostitution.
The police have vowed to get to the root of the case.