Legally, It Is Unclear If Commercial Sex Workers Are Law Breakers – AEPB

Legally, It Is Unclear If Commercial Sex Workers Are Law Breakers – AEPB

By Chinelo Chikelu, Abuja  Harsher economic times in the nation has led to an increase in commercial sex activities in certain areas of the FCT. Commercial sex workers, alongside beggars and hawkers constitute a nuisance to the city, and are under the jurisdiction of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) control.  However, the AEPB says it has being sued to court over human rights violation because the constitution is unclear on whether commercial sex workers are the breaking the law.  AEPB Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Muktar Ibrahim, says although removal of prostitutes from the streets is the responsibility of the Social Development Secretariat (SDS), in it’s partnership with the latter, it rounds-up prostitutes, alongside beggars and hawkers, and delivers them to the SDS for rehabilitation.  He says though prostitution constitute a nuisance to the city, AEPB exercises caution in its action against practitioners, as it has found itself unsupported in such matters in court, whereas the sex workers have allies in human rights organizations and some security agencies whose staff patronize them.  Speaking to reporters in Abuja recently, Ibrahim said although there has been an decrease in commercial sex activities in the previously infamous Gimbiya Street and environs in Area 11, other sex hawking spots had arisen.  Popular hotspots of prostitution in the FCT include, Wuse Zone 4, Wuse II close to Cubana restaurant and night club, and Wuse II along the Etisalat to Banex road in Abuja.  The post appeared first on leadership.ng.

Legally, It Is Unclear If Commercial Sex Workers Are Law Breakers – AEPB

By Chinelo Chikelu, Abuja

Harsher monetary circumstances in the country has prompted an expansion in business sex exercises in specific zones of the FCT. Business sex specialists, nearby poor people and peddlers constitute an annoyance to the city, and are under the purview of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) control.

Notwithstanding, the AEPB says it has being sued to court over human rights infringement on the grounds that the constitution is misty on whether business sex specialists are the violating the law.

AEPB Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Muktar Ibrahim, says in spite of the fact that expulsion of whores from the lanes is the obligation of the Social Development Secretariat (SDS), in it’s association with the last mentioned, it rounds-up whores, close by poor people and vendors, and conveys them to the SDS for restoration.

He says however prostitution constitute an irritation to the city, AEPB practices alert in its activity against specialists, as it has gotten itself unsupported in such issues in court, though the sex laborers have partners in human rights associations and some security organizations whose staff belittle them.

Addressing journalists in Abuja as of late, Ibrahim said despite the fact that there has been a lessening in business sex exercises in the already scandalous Gimbiya Street and environs in Area 11, other sex selling spots had emerged.

Famous hotspots of prostitution in the FCT incorporate, Wuse Zone 4, Wuse II near Cubana eatery and night club, and Wuse II along the Etisalat to Banex street in Abuja.

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