Sex workers hold procession over colleague’s death in Ogun.


Scores of commercial sex workers in Abeokuta whose number was roughly put at 45 have staged a  candlelight procession in honour of their colleague, who they claimed was killed by suspected ritualists last Sunday.

The sex workers laid claim to the corpse of one 23-year old Sitira who was gruesomely killed and dumped at a refuse site at Oloomore, Abeokuta by persons, suspected to be ritualists in the early hours of that Sunday.

When discovered a chunk of flesh was seen to have been severed from her right arm by her assailants after having being reportedly been thrown off from a moving Sport Utility Vehicle along the Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway.

The sex workers, ‎who wore black dresses took their procession to the state secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta‎, on Monday night, wailing.

They identified their slain colleague wi‎th different names such as Titi and Folake, as they chanted various solidarity songs and rained curses on the unnamed killers of their colleague.

They chanted words as, “You have done something grievous, you have done something grievous by killing Titi prematurely. The killers‎ of Titi (Sitira) have done something grievous. Their children will die, their children will die, those that killed Titi, will lose their children.”

They later departed for the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta, another spot where they ply their trade to continue their mourning.

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