According to an exclusive report by P.M News, many of Nigeria’s commerial s*x workers a.k.a Ashawo girls in the commercial city of Lagos who can no longer afford to pay for their rooms in brothels, have now found solace at the Ejigbo Local Council Development secretariat along Ikotun/ Isolo road in Ejigbo.
Undercover findings revealed that the booming business cut across all sizes and kind of women comprising married, single, students who are competing with professional s*x workers and others.
It was also gathered that the business is conducted in collaboration with Council workers who give them access to the secretariat; to use every corners for short time s*x and thereafter collect token fees, though it was yet to be confirmed or denied by the Council management.
The s*x workers do offer different kinds of services; the popular one is the one they bend down and the patrons penetrate from back. However, it was learnt that such patrons must watch their pockets otherwise they will lose money and any other valuable in their pockets during the act.
Apart from the secretariat, tankers drivers who usually parked their trucks at the NNPC depot also convert their trucks to serve as makeshift accommodation for the business.
One of the patrons simply known as Ben, revealed that the business has been going on there for some years before it started booming recently.
He said it first started from the NNPC junction before it eventually spread to the local government secretariat and it appeared both the s*x workers and their patrons were happy over the standard of the services rendered.
When asked who patronises the ladies, Ben explained that the tanker drivers and their assistants constitute big market for s*x workers because hundreds of tankers come to the NNPC depot daily and in most cases they stay till the following day.
He also explained that there were hotels within the axis but the cost of paying for chalets is on the high side and so many patrons resort to road side s*x at reduced fee, adding that one can easily get their services by paying between N300 and N500 unless such patrons want ‘take-away’.
“The unique thing about this place is that you can see a fine and big woman you may not have the courage to talk to elsewhere, but you can have her here with N500,” Ben explained.
In an attempt to speak to some of the workers, they declined and said that was not what they came there to do. However, one of the workers, Jane said the area is booming because of cost implication.
She said she was paying N30,000 every month to a hotel owner where she rented half of a room space but could not cope with the rent due to low patronage.
She explained, “I make more money here because I spend less on space and there are reasonable customers.”