Investigation: How Abuja Madams Make Huge Income Trafficking Girls From Village For Prostitution

Miss Christiana Okojie has narrated how she was deceived by her aunt on the promise of given her job and was made to leave the Auchi area of Edo state for Abuja the Nigerian capital city not knowing she was coming to engage in sex worker and pay her Madam N14, 000 every week.

Okonje while speaking to MAWA FOUNDATION at the Soul Lounge hotel Kubwa, said she has been into sex worker for over two years while she remits N14, 000 to her Madam every week.

“We are over 100 ladies under my Madam, we pay her N14, 000 each every week for connecting us to high-class customers within and outside Abuja, our main customers are politicians,” Okojie said.

Okojie while narrating their mode of operation said they were brought from different parts of the country and were administered on oath, not to expose their Madam whom she said comes from Anambra state and lives in the Gwarimpa area of Abuja.

Speaking to MAWA at the hotel where they camp in Gwarimpa, Okoje’s colleagues who were five in number said they rent their room for N5,000 a night while they contribute N1,000 each to pay for the bill.

One of the sex workers, who identified herself as Lizzy Queen, disclosed that there are many ladies in Abuja under the supervision of different Madams engaging in sex worker and settling them every month or week depending on the agreed terms.

“It is better to be under a Madam, she will use her network to connect you to rich customers and saves you if have any trouble with the police,” Lizzy said.

Another sex worker Chidinma James Azuka told MAWA that for over a year, she has been into sex worker and has been making good money. She however said the trade is risky but very profitable.

“We have sex workers training school in Gwarimpa, our madam and her colleagues train us on how to be professional sex workers, so you can survive the job without difficulties”

One of the Madams, who gave her name as big Mamma, told MAWA that they recruit their members from villages mainly during January. She added that they have a network of Madams who work to ensure the business thrives and is sustained.

She, however, disclosed that in most cases they do exchange programmes, take some ladies from Gwarimpa to Wuse or Kuje depending on the target you are aiming at. But, in some cases, the ladies are taken outside Abuja.

Another Madam who lives and operates from the Mpape area of Abuja, while discussing how lucrative the sex worker business is, told MAWA she makes over  N1 million every month from the commission she gets from her ladies who are out on the street.

“I have over 80 ladies working under me as sex workers; they make returns every week, today I can boldly tell you, I make over N1million every month from commission collected from them”.

Asked if she knows she could be arrested for human trafficking and be jailed, she said their union is so strong that nobody can arrest her.

“Bros, our union is so strong, we have men all over within and outside Nigeria, nobody can arrest us, this is our business and we do it professionally”

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