The police in Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, have rescued a 13-year old girl in a hotel room at Otta, Ogun State, where she was forced to sleep with men and thereafter paid N150,000 monthly to her employer, Rosemary Udoh.
Udoh, 33, and the hotel manager, Fatai Ahmed, 46, have been arrested and charged to Ikeja magistrates’ court sitting in Ojokoro for abducting and forcing the little girl into prostitution.
The victim confessed to the police that she slept with at least 10 men daily in order to raise the N150,000 for her employer and payment for the hotel accommodation.
She said that men paid her N500 for a round of sex and the hotel collects all the money, deducts some for the hotel room and keeps the rest for her madam who usually comes in the morning to collect it.
She was rescued after spending six months in the hotel where her madam, who lives at 16, Aderupoko street, Ahmadiya, on the outskirts of Lagos, took her for prostitution.
We gathered that Udoh had gone to her home town in Akwa Ibom State and brought the girl to Lagos under the false pretence of sending her to school.
But not quite long after she brought her to Lagos, Rosemary started preparing her for prostitution.
She reportedly bought her sexy wears and body cream before taking her to the hotel and handing her over to Ahmed, the manager.
Luck ran out on them when police raided the hotel and discovered that she was under aged.
Udoh and the manager were immediately arrested and charged to court for abducting and forcing the little girl into prostitution.
They pleaded not guilty.
The presiding magistrate, Mr. K. O. Ogundare granted them bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two responsible sureties in like sum.
The matter has been adjourned till 7 January 2012 for mention.