Nigeria: Police Arrest 14 Teenage Sex Workers

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested 14 teenagers, who were allegedly forced into prostitution during a raid on a brothel at Temiogbe, in Akute area of the state.

Report says the girls are between the ages of 13 and 20. They were arrested together with their pimp.

Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi, an assistant superintendent of police, said the brothel harbored commercial sex workers and also served as a hideout for hoodlums, who terrorize the area.

He said the ladies will soon be handed over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons for necessary action.

Adejobi said criminals who did not change their ways would face the full wrath of the law, adding that parents and guardians should monitor their children and wards closely so as to prevent them from taking to crime.

Police said pimps and prostitutes commonly target young females and teenagers to work as prostitutes.

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