Monday, 7 December 2015

ANOTHER ONE OH: Umunede prostitutes attract men with charms

Commercial sex workers operating at the popular Umunede community in Delta State have resorted to the use of charms to attract men.

Southern City News gathered that following low patronage in the last six months, the prostitutes had been approaching native doctors to obtain charms that would enable them to woo men.
The charm, called ‘men follow me’, reportedly hypnotises male customers. Some of the charms are said to be buried in the prostitutes’ rooms.
One of the commercial sex workers, who identified herself as Stella, confirmed they resorted to charm to boost their income.
She said, “We have to visit native doctors when we discovered that business was dwindling. About 20 of us operating here bought the charm for N20, 000 each. It is called ‘men follow me’ and it has been working for us.”
Beside the fortune made from men, it was learnt that the sperm in the used condoms were specially packaged in cellophane bags and taken to native doctors to prepare other forms of charms for the sex workers.
Another commercial sex worker, Mary, said, “To get this charm prepared, the native doctors will demand for pubic hair, 21 native chalks, 21 cowries , finger nails and used pants which they use in preparing powder that would be applied on their faces before going out at night to get customers.
“These charms are prepared for N20, 000 and after making some money, we will buy two bottles of dry gin to thank the native doctors.”
It was also gathered that the native doctors were scattered across the state and had been making brisk business with the prostitutes.
Beyond the use of charms, the prostitutes said they had to be tough in other ways to remain in business. One of them recalled how two men stopped over at Umunede when they could not continue with their journey to Onitsha because it was already late.
The sex workers, who identified herself as Edith, said, “The man told me he would pay N5, 000 a night while my sister was hooked up with his friend. When he finished making love to me, he brought out N500 saying that was the only money with him.
“That was how the trouble started and when they wanted to fight with me, my colleagues came out from their rooms and subjected them to drink a little from the water we used in washing our private part before they were let off the hook.”
Although security agents are seen 24 hours keeping surveillance of the community, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs. Celestine Kalu, said the policemen were stationed there to check crime.
“Because of the busy nature of the community at night, over 21 suspected armed robbers including kidnappers had in the last two weeks been arrested. They have been charged to court after initial investigation.
“Umunede is not a place a decent person work at night; it is like a place for hooligans especially because of the commercial sex workers operating there. But we as security agents will keep 24 hours surveillance with a view to bringing the hoodlums to book,” she said.

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