The police detectives attached to ‘A’ Division Police Station Warri, Delta State have arrested five female teenagers and a young lady (name withheld) for alleged sex trade with one Burkar Hassan.
The arrest of the girls took place last week following a tip-off on their activities around Warri Motor Park during nightfall.
Mother of one of the girls, who pleaded anonymity, told Southern City News that she initiated the arrest when her daughter spent the night outside.
She said, “When I saw them, I knew that they must know about the whereabouts of my daughter who did not pass the night in my house.
“First, it was the first time my daughter, a Primary 3 pupil, did not sleep in my house. I decided to lodge a complaint to the police because we have been hearing stories about these girls sleeping with one Alhaji for money.”
The police image maker in the state, Mrs. Celestina Kalu, who confirmed the arrest of the teenage girls and a young lady, said they confessed they were given N10, 000 each for the night, adding that the police were on the trail of the Alhaji.
There has been suspicion over the illicit sex business and fear that it could be fetish as the teenage female sex hawkers were subjected to special spirit bath after sex bouts.
Meanwhile, the Delta State Universal Basic Education Board has relieved the Head teacher of Ojojo Primary School in Warri South Local Government Area of the state, Mrs. Konboye Mowoe, of her position for allegedly extorting money from pupils of the school.
The Executive Chairman of the Board, Mr. Sunny Ogwu, who confirmed this to Southern City News, said the decision of the board was informed by the overwhelming evidence against the headmistress.
Ogwu said the headmistress had been directed to hand over the administration of the school to her assistant, Miss Sule Taibat, in charge of academic, with immediate effect.
While describing the action of some of the pupils who attended classes in mufti as absurd, the board chairman disclosed that on enquiry, the pupils alleged that they were not given school uniforms after they had made payments.
When asked how much they paid, they claimed they paid N1, 500 for school uniform and N2, 500 for other levies making a total of N4, 000 that the affected pupils paid to the authority of the school.
The embattled head teacher confirmed to the chairman in her explanation that the school was collecting N1, 500 from pupils for school uniform, another N1, 500 for inter-house sports and N750 per pupil as PTA levy, adding that she got authority to collect the levy from the PTA of the school.