Lagos Prostitutes Claim They Bribe Nigerian Police With Free Service – “They Can’t Arrest Us”

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Feb 1st, 2013 – Lagos Prostitutes Claim They Bribe Nigerian Police With Free Sex – “They Can’t Arrest Us”

The popular claim by the police in Nigeria that they are friends of the people has been confirmed by commercial sex workers at a brothel around the Railway Police Station, Agege area of Lagos state, Southwest Nigeria.

prostitutes-lagosThe brothel, which is just a name to cover up the sex-for-money business that takes place in the old one-storey building, parades pretty women between 25 and 35 years old who said they offer sex and money to policemen so that they could remain in the world’s oldest profession.

The brothel, it was learnt, has been in existence for several years without any disturbance from its neighbouring Railway Police divisional headquarters as well as two churches, one located directly behind it and the other located two houses away from it.

Parading 19 ladies of different sizes and shapes, some of the prostitutes confessed to P.M.NEWS that the rapport between them and policemen force has remained very cordial.

“I’ve been doing ashawo (prostitution) business here for over three years now and I can tell you as a customer not to fear because the police will never come here to harass anybody.

“They know what we do here and also know how we operate. In fact, they are our best friends here,” one of the commercial sex workers, a Benin girl who refused to mention her name, told our correspondent.

Another prostitute in the brothel told our correspondent that to keep the relationship between the brothel and the police “in good shape,” they cough out N3,000 monthly to bribe law enforcement agents.

“Whenever you see the police here, it is either they are here to drink or to collect their ‘settlement’ or even to have a feel of us which we willingly give to them free of charge as we have agreed among ourselves,” the sex worker told the P.M.NEWS undercover correspondent who had posed as a patron for several days in the last one week.

While confirming what her colleagues had said earlier, another commercial sex worker in the brothel explained that apart from visiting at the end of every month to collect their bribe, the police officers had become more of a shield for them.

“Whenever them come here, we dey give them do for free except say them no wan do.

“We know say na one of the ways to keep the relationship be that. If we no allow them and them come vex, you know say business no go move again be that,” she said in pidgin English.

She confirmed that these ‘friends’ of theirs come from the different police stations around them.

“As we are here drinking now, they can come, but they won’t harass anybody. If it is sex they want, we give, if it is money, we give since the understanding is there,” another sex worker explained.

P.M.NEWS learnt further that to keep business running, each of the 19 prostitutes pay a monthly fee of N6,000 as rent for the dingy rooms where patrons sleep with them.

They said even though each of them cough out this N6,000 monthly, they make far more than that amount in a week.

For them, business begins from 7.30 p.m. when it is getting dark and patrons could hide under the cover of darkness to visit and satisfy their sexual urge.

Starting from this period, each of the ladies ‘dresses to kill’ with very skimpy dresses that barely cover their breasts and buttocks apparently to attract customers.

“The fee is not fixed and it depends on the impression we have of a customer. We can ask for between N800 and N1,500 for a round of sex.

“For guys who don’t release on time, we ask them to add a little extra to whatever they have paid,” one of the prostitutes explained, adding “for a gentleman like you (our correspondent) now who has bought us drinks, any of us can collect N800 except if you want to give us extra.”

A police officer at the Pen Cinema Police Station, who preferred to speak anonymously, confirmed that they know that the brothel exists.

Denying that his colleagues get bribe to look the other way, he explained that the prostitutes have not done anything to warrant arrest.

“They operate in that place like a hotel and they are big girls. Did you see any under-aged prostitute in that place?

“They also don’t allow small boys in there. So why should we suddenly become overzealous for selfish reasons?” he asked. (source)

Chai! decent police don finish for this country ooooo

17 thoughts on “Lagos Prostitutes Claim They Bribe Nigerian Police With Free Service – “They Can’t Arrest Us”

  1. They have never done any good before. These are the people in charger of safety, but they are an instucment of corruptions and disorganised. Throughly speaking you are not responsible. I trust the Governor of lagos and i know he will do something to this. Naija na wa ooo

  2. That my Country Called Nigeria is full of wicked and heartless people and there is no bad things on earth that you can not hear or see in that country.
    What a Nation, full of evil.

  3. Na God go punish that stupid policeman wey talk say the prostitutes haven’t done anything wrong to warrants their arrests. Is prostitution legallized in Nigeria? ye ye man.

  4. Well I guess the correspondent said it all that they (the police) usually go there on there on to satisfy there own Erotic desires so of what need would there be for an arrest? May God help we country 9jao “AMEN”.

  5. Don’t blame the police or the prostitutes,because the bible makes us to understand that people perish because of lack of knowledge.(Hosea 4:6 ) don’t forget that righteousness Exalts a nation but sin is a reproach,repent now for the kingdom of God is very close to your door step,God bless you.

  6. I pray that the good Lord will help them, and change them from prostitution, and change our country from corruption and sent us free in Jesus name AMEN…

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