32-year-old Chinonso Okolokwo, who was paraded by Lagos State Police Command for allegedly recruiting young schoolgirls as commercial sex workers in a hotel in Surulere area of the state during school hours, has denied the charge.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, disclosed that the Okolokwo’s method was to lure the students from different secondary schools around Surulere to Sunderland Hotel where she worked as a commercial sex worker.
Okolokwo, according to the CP, would give the students clothes to change into and use them as sex slaves until school closing hours. Some of the students, went home with between N1,000 and N2,000, depending on the number of men they attended to. .
But the amount, it was learned, was just 10% of what was paid by their male customers, while the rest was allegedly pocketed by their managers, among who is Okolokwo.
But speaking with newsmen, Okolokwo who is from Ebonyi State, said: “I do not know anything about the schoolgirls. I am also a ‘hustler’ at Sunderland Hotel. I took to prostitution after the death of my husband 11 years ago. I have four children, but two died before my husband.
The remaining two are both in a boarding school in Port Harcourt. I live in Port Harcourt, but I sometimes come to Lagos to sleep with men at the hotel. I came to Lagos to find a means of livelihood. I lodged at the hotel for a week or two before going home to take care of my children with the proceeds.
Several girls from Abuja and other parts of the country come there to hustle as well. In fact, let the police visit the hotel for investigation. I meet men for sex and they give me money. I use the money to buy clothes and take them to Port Harcourt to sell. Police raided the hotel and arrested me. I am not connected with what they alleged.”