The secret of 36-year-old Jessica McGraa, a Nigerian prostitute found murdered in a rented flat in Aberdeen recently has been exposed. The doting mother's secret double life as a £1,800-a-night prostitute has emerged after she was found brutally murdered in a rented flat 600 miles from the home she shared with her young son.
Jessica McGraa, 36, told friends she worked as a stripper to help pay for bringing up her son but was in fact working as a £200-an-hour sex worker who travelled across the UK to offer her services.
The Nigerian-born mother, who left her son at home in London when she travelled the country for work, was found dead at a flat in Aberdeen and a murder investigation has now been launched.
Police have arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with her death last Friday and he was due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday.
Relatives of Ms McGraa said they were too upset to talk at their north-west London home last night.
Friends also expressed their shock at discovering the mother was working as a prostitute.
Ms McGraa, who offered the 'ultimate girlfriend experience', boasted online of taking regular holidays around the world and promoted her services under the names Ebony Bianca, Kelly West and B Bianca.
According to the Adult Work website, she charged up to £1,800-a-night and took bookings from men, women and couples and was currently 'on tour' around the UK.
She described herself as 'classic, stylish, naughty, horny, sexy'. The site has topless photos of her with her face blurred out.
Her husband 56-year-old Gareth McGraa from Southport said Jessica hid her secret life from him and that they separated when their son was just a year old.
Gareth was working as a chief mechanic with Atlantic Drilling in Nigeria, in 2005, when he met Jessica in a bar, at Port Harcourt, Rivers State’s capital. He later married her and believed his 37-year-old deceased wife was making money to fund the high life she loved by selling hair extensions.
“Coincidentally, I was being transferred to Lagos and she was going there at the same time. We travelled together.
We were married in Nigeria very shortly after that. Her family was there. We celebrated in a hotel restaurant in Lagos. I knew she was using me for a passport to a certain extent but I felt more than that. “I, Jessica and our son enjoyed a family Christmas, spending five days at a spa hotel. We had our issues like couples do, but I spoke to her every other day.
She was with me for 10 years.” It was gathered that they last spoke on Tuesday last week, three days before Jessica was found dead in a flat in Aberdeen’s Union Terrace.
A week later, police arrived to break the shattering news to Gareth.