By Iduozee Paul, Benin Correspondent
As the battle against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic gets messier, a brothel owner at Ugbague in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State has evicted prostitutes occupying his building for fear of the spread of the disease.
Osagie said the eviction became necessary because of the way the virus spreads from person-to-person and the fact that there is a high possibility that if one of the prostitutes contracts it, she might spread it to other colleagues and customers.
“I asked the prostitutes occupying my buildings to go home and meet their children and families at their various states.They should go home because any man who has the virus, maybe he comes from another state and he has the virus and infects them with the virus, they can easily share it to everybody here.
“Like me now, I have children and I can’t ask my children not to embrace me and you know that these prostitutes are occupying my buildings and I am the one managing the facilities and so I am afraid, that is why I asked them to go home and stay with their children at home until the Coronavirus of a thing dies down. My brother, it is better to die of hunger than to die of a disease”, he said.
The landlord said those still hanging around are those who could not travel to their states because of the closure of the inter-state borders.
The brothel manager said he has spent over N2,000 in taking care of those who couldn’t travel back to their states and commended the Edo State governor for the partial lockdown noting that while other states have completely shut down their borders, the Edo State government has decided to be lenient with its citizens.
He said though brothel business has not been legalized in the country, he still owes it as a duty to help curtail the spread of the virus, hence he decided to ask those occupying his buildings to take a break and go home.
#KICK OUT CORONAVIRUS