A 61-year-old commercial sex worker, Theresa Odega, and four others, have been arraigned before an Igbosere magistrate’s court over alleged prostitution, as reported by Vanguard.
They were arraigned on Wednesday. The other defendants are Sandra Akomake, 58; Roseline Jebba, 43; Chika Okoro, 40 and Helen Ugwu, 33 and are facing a count charge on prostitution, preferred against them by the Police.
The prosecutor, Sergeant Nicholas Akeene, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on November 24, 2015.
He said the sex worker and her colleagues unlawfully engaged in prostitution within Ikoyi metropolis at about 11pm at Thompson Avenue in Ikoyi area of Lagos State.
Earlier, when the charge was read to the defendants, four of them pleaded guilty, while the fifth defendant, Odega, pleaded not guilty.
Following her plea, her counsel, S. A Owhoraye, urged the court to grant her bail in the most liberal terms.
Some months ago, some prostitutes took to the streets of Lagos to advocate the legalization of prostitution in Nigeria.