Police arraign 12 sex workers in Ogun

Twelve young ladies were on Tuesday arraigned at an Abeokuta magistrates’ court over alleged prostitution and indecent behaviour.

They were arraigned on a two-count charge of prostitution, behaving disorderly and indecently in a public place and constituting a nuisance.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

The defendants are Abosede Adebowale, Olamide Balogun, Folashade Ogunleye, Opeyemi Akanni, Funmilayo Ishola, Ayomide Balogun, Tomisin Olakohun, Bukola Awonusi, Okiki Ogundimu, Jumoke Michael, Olamide Adebayo, and Olamide Gbokiki.

The prosecutor, Insp. Olaide Rawlings told the court that the defendants committed the offence on Sunday at Iwe-Irohin along Oke-Ilewo road and the Skate Ground in the Panseke area in Abeokuta.

Ms Rawlings said the defendants were parading themselves in an unruly manner and constituting a nuisance in public places to wit prostitution and other sex work.

She added that some policemen arrested them.

The prosecutor, however, noted that the offences contravene sections 225A(4) and 249(1)(a) of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The magistrate, A. K. Araba, granted the defendants N200,000 bail each with one surety in like sum, who must be a registered Bondsman with the Ogun State Judiciary.

She then adjourned the case until November 10 for a hearing.