27 Aug 2012

11 teenage Chinese prostitutes arrested in Lagos

The National Headquarters of Nigerian Immigration Service is investigating 11 Chinese sex workers arrested at Ikeja area of Lagos.

The suspects, who were arrested by the NIS Lagos Command following a raid of their base on Emina Crescent, off Toyin Street, Ikeja, were transferred to Abuja on Wednesday after a directive from the office of the Controller-General that the suspects should be investigated by the head office of the NIS.



Asked about the ages of the arrested suspects, NIS spokesman, Akin Olumba said he could not divulge the information for now because of the ongoing investigation.


Aside the 11 sex workers, two men, who were also Chinese nationals, were arrested when the NIS operatives raided their residence at Emina Crescent, off Toyin Street, Ikeja, where the alleged sex workers were housed.

They were said to have been arrested following a tip-off.

A resident of the area, who witnessed the operation in which the Chinese nationals were arrested, told newsmen that people in the area had been suspicious of what was going on in the residence.

The man, who identified himself simply as James, said, “There have been different rumours about the Chinese people we see in the building.

“Some people said they were high-class sex workers patronised by politicians and expatriates while some said they were just factory workers.

“Nobody actually knew what they do. I wasn’t surprised when the place was raided and they were arrested.”
The cartel was run by Chinese couple named Sun and Yin Li who managed to escape from the apartment and are now in hiding.

The sex workers were said to charge between $1,000 and $2,500 from their affluent patrons.

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