Sex workers in Anambra State have threatened to starve policemen who patronize them over alleged harassment and arrest of their colleagues in major cities of the state.
One of the sex workers, simply identified as Kaamsi, who claimed to be a leader of the group in Umunze in the Orumba South Local Government Area of the state, told Saturday Punch on Friday that her members in the state had decided to starve policemen.
She said, “These policemen constitute over 50 per cent of our customers, yet they come here at the garden to harass and intimidate us on daily basis. About two days ago, no fewer than 10 of our members here were arrested and taken to SARS office. They were maltreated and so dehumanized before they were granted bail and asked to pay through their noses before they regained freedom.
“This happens on daily basis here in Umunze, Onitsha, Awka, Nnewi, Ekwulobia, everywhere. So, we have decided that none of our members would ‘serve’ any policeman here in Umunze and the entire state.”
Asked whether the policemen came to them in their uniforms, Kamsi said, “We know them; we know almost all our customers. They don’t need to come to us in their uniforms to be identified.
“Brother, let me tell you, we get information here. All big men that come here, we know them up to their family level.”
Saturday Punch gathered that about a week ago, the Anambra Police Command raided brothels in various cities in the state and arrested no fewer than 120 persons.
Kamsi said, “The suspects were raided and bailed with N10,000 each. The police have used such raids for making money.”