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COVID-19: ‘Go Home For Now’, Brothel Onwer In Benin Tells Prostitutes

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A brothel owner Mr. Osagie (other name withheld) at Ugbague in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State, Friday, April 4, evicted prostitutes occupying his building for fear of the spread of the Novel Coronavirus.

He said the eviction became necessary because of the way the virus spreads from person-to-person, adding that there is high possibility that if one of the prostitutes contracts it, she might spread it to other colleagues.

I asked the prostitutes occupying my buildings to go home and meet their children and families at their various states.

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“They should go home because any man who has the virus, may be he comes from other states and he has the virus and infected them with the virus, they can easily transfer it among everybody here.

“Like me now, I have children and I can’t ask my children not to embrace me and you know that these prostitutes are occupying my buildings and I am the one managing the facilities and so I am afraid, so, that is why I asked them to go home and stay with their children at home until the Corona virus of a thing dies down.

“My brother, it is better to die of hunger than to die of a disease”, he said.

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He said those still hanging around are those who could not travel to their states because of the closure of the inter-state borders.

The brothel manager said he has spent over N2,000 in taking care of those who couldn’t travel back to their states.

He thanked the governor of the state for the partial lockeddown, noting that while other states have completely shut down their borders, the Edo State government has decided to be lenient with its citizens.

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He said though a brothel business has not been legalized in the country, he still has it as a duty to help curtail the spread of the virus, hence he decided to ask those occupying his buildings to take a break and go home.

(PHOTO: File)

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PHOTOS: Many Trapped As Two-storey Building Collapses In Lagos Island

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Rescue operation is currently ongoing to save victims trapped in a two-storey building which collapsed at number 15, Iga Idungaran, close to Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu’s palace, Lagos Island.

According to eyewitness, the unfortunate incident occurred at about 11am, Thursday.

Men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, LASEMA, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Nigeria Police, among other emergency responders were on ground searching for survivors.

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Recall that the latest incident happened barely four days ago, precisely on Sunday, when a Mosque collapsed at Yusuf Street, Papa Ajao, Mushin area, killing at least three worshippers, including a 12 year-old boy in the process.

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Terrorists Kill 12 In Kaduna Market Attack

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Terrorists, on Wednesday, reportedly attacked and killed 12 persons at Maro Junction, a weekly Market in Maro Ward, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

A former chairman of the local government, Cafra Caino, who confirmed the development to The PUNCH, said the assailants invaded the market around 3pm on Wednesday and opened fire.

According to him, 12 bodies have been recovered while 20 others who sustained various degrees of injuries have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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He explained that it was the second time the weekly market had been attacked while business owners and customers transacting businesses.

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“The situation is critical and has thrown residents around the area into confusion while they scampered for safety in neighbouring villages.

“Security operatives drafted to the area have already left. We are appealing to the government to deploy security operatives to help restore normalcy,” he said.

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Meanwhile, the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, did not respond to calls and text messages sent to him by The PUNCH correspondent as of the time of filling this report.

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VIDEO: Three Arrested For Accusing Delta Policemen Of Stealing N50m Gold Chains

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The Delta State Police Command has arrested three men for wrongly accusing some of its officers of stealing their gold chains, supposedly worth N50 million, during a stop-and-search operation.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Edafe Bright, disclosed this in a post, accompanied by a video, on X.com on Tuesday.

His caption read, “So yesterday, these three guys were accosted by men of RRS, searched, and allowed to go, only for them to come back later in the evening, alleging that their gold worth N50m was stolen by the policemen.

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“The policemen were humiliated for simply doing their job; well, the rest is history. “Please watch for the full gist.”

In the video, Edafe explained that the gold chains were later found in the possession of the suspects when they came back to the RRS office to accuse the officers of theft.

The driver in whose pocket the gold chains were found also claimed that the chains were given to him before they got to the RRS checkpoint.

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He added that later on, one of them, Nnamdi, said he couldn’t find his gold when he wanted to change his clothes.

“I called his brother to ask if those were the gold he (Nnamdi) was looking for, but he said no. So when we came back to the RRS office, the chains were found in my inner pocket,” he explained, speaking in pidgin.

 

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