COMMERCIAL sex workers in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, are now living in fear following the state government’s order shutting down brothels in the city.
Reports indicate that most of them have gone into hiding to evade police arrest.
Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu had on Monday, ordered the immediate shutdown of brothels located on Orlu, Kaduna and Arochukwu streets, among others, in the capital city.
Ikpeazu also directed the immediate prosecution of proprietors of such facilities, including joints where illicit drugs were sold.
The state government alleged that the brothels and joints had been turned into hideout for hoodlums from where they rob and molest innocent citizens, especially in the night.