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At 16, Her Auntie
Forced Her Into Prostitution and Sold Her Virginity To A
Very Hefty Man for N500 ($3)
Virginity for sale, price N500
One of the prostitutes arrested by the police in a recent raid at Dopemu
area of Lagos was 16 year old Endurance.
Not worried at the type of work she does, 16-year-old Endurance Francis
told Saturday Sun that she came to Lagos in 2005 with her aunt, Hope
Innocent who promised to help better her life. Unknown to Endurance, her
Aunt is a professional sex worker. “ She told me that if I want to
survive that I would sleep with any man that she brings my way. I had no
other choice than to follow her orders as she promised that if I could
raise my transport fare she would send me back to my parents.
I told her that I was a virgin but she asked me if I was a woman for
nothing. She explained that I would finally do it one day and that it is
good that whoever that would sleep with me must pay” . Convinced by the
advice, Endurance joined her aunt to hawk her body.
On her first day on duty, she was approached by a hefty man. “ I wanted
to run away but my aunt told the man to be gentle with me. He carried me
into the hotel and made love to me. He later gave me N500 and asked me
to go. I went back and gave the money to my aunt who had ordered that I
should return all I made for the day,” she narrated.
Asked if she had ever got pregnant, she said her aunt would always give
her pills after everyday’s job. “ I always use the drugs because most of
the men I sleep with would not agree to use condom. At least I attend to
three men before I go to sleep.” she further said.
When her aunt who was also arrested was confronted with the issue she
said:“ Her mama know wetin she come Lagos to do, leave me alone.”
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