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61-year-old sex worker arrested by the police



Theresa Odega, a 61-year-old commercial sex worker, has been arrested alongside four others over acts of prostitution in Ikoyi area of Lagos state.
The five suspects, Vanguard reports, were arraigned before an Igbosere magistrate’s court on Wednesday, November 25, over alleged prostitution.
Sandra Akomake, 58, Roseline Jebba, 43, Chika Okoro, 40, and Helen Ugwu, 33, and the remaining four face a one-count charge on prostitution after their arrest by the police.
Sergeant Nicholas Akeene, who is the prosecuting officer, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on November 24, and were arraigned a day afterwards.
According to Akeene, the sex workers unlawfully engaged in the illegal act at about 11pm on Thompson Avenue in Ikoyi.
Only Odega, the 61-year-old, pleaded ‘not guilty’ of all the accused, as the remaining four agreed that they were guilty of the charges leveled against them.
SA Owhoraye, counsel to Odega, therefore urged the court to grant her bail in the most liberal terms since she pleaded not guilty to the charge.