The Ondo State Task Force on COVID-19 has arrested eighteen commercial sex workers known as “Asewo” for violating the curfew order imposed by the state government.
Recall that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on the state as part of efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus..
The commercial sex workers were caught in a brothel at the Shasha area of Akure around 10.30pm on Sunday.
The arrest was made when the task force was monitoring compliance with the government order.
It was gathered that the suspects were said to have been placed in isolation and their samples taken to ascertain their COVID-19 status.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Duties and Strategies, Dr Doyin Odebowale, said the women were caught in a brothel in defiance of the curfew.
“We caught them around 10.30pm. “We have brought the medical team to come and take their samples. The brothel has been shut. We will invite the owner,”
Odebowale urged residents of the state to always cooperate with the government by obeying instructions on how to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.