Women jailed for prostitution and breach of public peace in Lagos attribute their behaviour to the devil.
30 women were jailed for prostitution in Lagos. The women who were sued for prostitution and breach of peace by one Femi Alabi, were sentenced to six weeks imprisonment each with an option of 10,000 fine by the magistrate, O. Odusanya.
The names of the women are: Chidinma Eke, Saki Godwin, Rebecca James, Princess Osu, Funmi Olayemi, Damilola Ibrahim, Blessing Emmanuel, Grace Nwaokoro, Anu Titus, Cynthian Ozumba, Gift James, Blessing Winwah, Bukola Taiwo, Patience Amos, Oyinda Adesewa, Funmilayo Ajayi, Damilola Abiodun and Modinat Bello.
Others are Glory Edet, Blessing Okafor, Tope Obatula, Shade Afolabi, Foluke Kolawole, Tosin Ajayi, Bisi Onanuga, Princess Isaac, Esther Akpan, Cythia Osas, Joy Osas, among others.
The women pleaded guilty and attributed their behaviour to the work of the devil. They were all reportedly arrested at Obalende, Lagos at about 2 a.m on Saturday, September 5.
A few weeks ago, violence reportedly broke out in the general election of the prostitute association in Lagos. Also some prostitutes took to the streets recently to advocate the legalization of prostitution. They claimed that prostitution is legal in most countries in the world. They also criticized the harassment in the hands of the police and other security agents.