The popular claim by the police in Nigeria that they are friends of the people has been confirmed by commercial s*x workers at a brothel around the Railway Police Station, Agege area of Lagos state, Southwest Nigeria.
The brothel, which is just a name to cover up the s*x-for-money
business that takes place in the old one-storey building, parades pretty
women between 25 and 35 years old who said they offer s*x and money to
policemen so that they could remain in the world’s oldest profession.
The brothel, it was learnt, has been in existence for several years
without any disturbance from its neighbouring Railway Police divisional
headquarters as well as two churches, one located directly behind it and
the other located two houses away from it.
Parading 19 ladies of different sizes and shapes, some of the
prostitutes confessed that the rapport between them and policemen force
has remained very cordial. “I’ve been doing ashawo (prostitution)
business here for over three years now and I can tell you as a customer
not to fear because the police will never come here to harass anybody.
They know what we do here and also know how we operate. In fact, they
are our best friends here,” one of the commercial s*x workers, a Benin
girl who refused to mention her name, said.