Esther John, a young Nigerian woman, who is said to be a s*x worker, has made a confession.
She confessed that she resorted to prostitution business over lack of money to complete her academic studies.
The suspect from Akwa-Ibom State, was among the 20 suspects arrested in Onitsha, Anambra State by Operatives of the Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra (OCHA) Brigade.
She claimed she was in her final year when she was introduced to the business, adding that she planned using the proceeds to complete her school clearance and project work.
“I’ve been struggling to complete my studies due to financial constraints. I was looking for money to complete school clearance and project when a friend introduced me to the business,” she said.
When asked if she was aware of various government empowerment programmes in the State, she simply replied, “I don’t know. I’ve only spent a few days in the state.”
Others who spoke to reporters, also confessed to the crime, saying they were arrested in their places of hustling.
One of them who identified herself as Helen Ibeh, from Abia State said she resorted to s*x work as a result of hardship and as means of supporting her family.
Insedo Inshewuba, a native of Benue state, who identified herself as an orphan, said she fed herself and her younger sister from the job.
Parading the suspects at the Brigade headquarters in Awka, Managing Director of OCHA Brigade, Mr Celestine Anere said the suspects were nabbed in Ochanja, Onitsha South Local Government Area of the state.
He said the arrest was part of the operation launched against social miscreants, adding that the suspects were being profiled and would be charged after investigations.
Reacting, Secretary-General, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone F, Comrade Ifeyinwa Felix expressed shock and disappointment over the activities of the young girls and advised them to engage in legitimate sources of livelihood.