By Israel Bulus, Kaduna
Following Sunday raid on Kwanar Gafan where 80 commercial sex workers have been arrested and charged to court, one of the ranking officers leading the investigations have revealed that most commercial sex workers are taking refuge in Sabon Gari with prominent alcohol selling joints.
The officer who spoke on conditions of anonymity said ‘’we got information yesterday that hundreds of them were in Kwanar Gafan and we did succeed in arresting them even though they vandalize our vehicles and stoned some of our men, we have charged them to Court this morning, same information sources also hinted that most of the prostitutes are now in Sabon Gari and posing as waitress at the alcohol drinking joints in the day and then full commercial sex workers at night’’
Earlier Musa Tanko, the Public Relations Officer of Hisbah Kano command, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Kano that 80 commercial sex workers were arrested and charged to court.
According to him, the arrest is meant to sanitize the state in line with existing laws against prostitution.
‘’The command is also aware of some hideout at Sabon Gari drinking joints where most criminal elements who patronize these commercial sex workers are hiding’’ He added.
He said a team of Hisbah corps from the 44 local government areas of the state took part in the operation and will continue to comb the flash points of these prostitutes especially at the drinking joints of Sabon Gari and Kwanar Gafan.
Mr. Tanko said that some of the operatives were attacked and injured by the suspects and their patrons, while their vehicles were also vandalized.
The spokesman said the command had on Monday conducted series of tests on the suspects which revealed that some of them were HIV/AIDS positive, while a number of others were found to be pregnant.
Mr. Tanko said all the suspects would be charged to court.