Lockdown: 18 commercial sex workers, customers arrested and isolated in Akure

Lockdown: 18 commercial sex workers, customers arrested and isolated in Akure

At least 18 commercial sex workers and their customers caught at a brothel partying at late night around Shasha area in Akure, despite the curfew in Ondo state were arrested by the state task force on COVID 19.

Both the commercial sex workers and their customers have been placed on isolation in Akure, the Ondo State capital based on suspicion that they have been infected with Corona Virus Disease.

According to the state government, they will remain at the isolation centre pending the outcome of their test for COVID-19.

It was gathered that the 18 people were caught during a monitoring exercise by the task force and their action is in defiance to the state government imposed dusk to dawn curfew and ban on social gathering.

Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special duties and Strategies, Dr Doyin Odebowale who confirmed the development, cautioned residents to obey the curfew.

"They were caught in a brothel operating in defiance to the curfew directive. We caught them about 10:30pm. We have brought the medical team to come and take their samples. The brothel has also been shut. We will invite the owner," he said.

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