Lagos — A 61-year-old commercial sex worker, Theresa Odega, and four
others, have been arraigned before an Igbosere magistrate’s court over
They were arraigned on Wednesday. The other defendants are Sandra
Akomake, 58; Roseline Jebba, 43; Chika Okoro, 40 and Helen Ugwu, 33 and
are facing a count charge on prostitution, preferred against them by the
The prosecutor, Sergeant Nicholas Akeene, told the court that the
defendants committed the offence on November 24, 2015.
He said the sex workers unlawfully engaged in prostitution within Ikoyi
metropolis at about 11pm at Thompson Avenue in Ikoyi area of Lagos State.
Earlier, when the charge was read to the defendants, four of them pleaded
guilty, while the fifth defendant, Odega, pleaded not guilty.
Following her plea, her counsel, S. A Owhoraye, urged the court to grant her
bail in the most liberal terms.