Sex workers in Anambra State have reportedly decided to starve policemen who patronise them over alleged harassment and arrest of their colleagues in the state.
One of the sex workers, simply identified as Kaamsi, claimed to be a leader of the group in Umunze, Orumba South Local Government Area of the state. She told Saturday PUNCH on Friday that her members would commence the decision as from Monday next week.
“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 dehumanised 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," she said.
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.”
The Anambra Police Command was said to have raided brothels in various cities of the state and arrested about 120 persons.
“The suspects were raided and bailed with N10,000 each. The police have used such raids for making money," Kaamsi said.