A 45- year- old man identified as Malam Isah Ibrahim has been arrested for operating an illegal brothel in Zamfara state. His arrest was carried out by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corp NSCDC.
According to the NSCDC, the suspect has been in the business for over ten years now. The commission also said the suspect has been using a house he inherited from his late parents to operate the illegal brothel in the house located in Ungwan Gwaza Community, behind Federal Medical Centre in Gusau, the Zamfara State Capital.
During his confession when he was arrested and paraded, the suspect said that he uses the residential apartment he inherited for these illicit activities by contracting underage girls and married women to men who patronize him.
He added that he charges the sum of five hundred nairas only( N500) from everyone that comes to patronize the ladies he harbors in the said house. The girls on their part are being paid the sum of two or three thousand nairas after every encounter with men. The prices vary depending on the bargaining power of the client.
Recall that Zamfara is part of the state in the northern part of Nigeria where certain vices are prohibited by law. This includes brothels, sales of alcoholic beer, prostitution, commercialized s#x, and all other forms of vices.