Commercial sex workers also known as,“Ashawo” girls in Lagos State have reportedly taken over the Ejigbo Local Council Development secretariat along Ikotun/ Isolo road in Ejigbo.
According to the report, the sex workers can no longer afford to pay for their rooms in brothels.
According to P.M Express, the business is conducted in collaboration with Council workers who give them access to the secretariat; to use every corner for short time sex and, thereafter, collect token fees.
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.
It was gathered that the business has been going on there for some years before it started booming recently.
According to the report, the business first started from the NNPC junction before it eventually spread to the local government secretariat and it appeared both the sex workers and their patrons were happy over the standard of the services rendered.
It is understood that the tanker drivers and their assistants constitute big market for the sex workers because hundreds of tankers come to the NNPC depot daily and in most cases they stay till the following day.
Some of the sex workers told the newspaper that they were paying N30,000 every month to a hotel owner where they rented half of a room space but could not cope with the rent due to low patronage.