Sex workers in Ondo state have devised new tactics to keep business going during the coronavirus lockdown as clampdown from government officials continues in the state.
Like every category of workers and business owners in the country, the lull in commercial and economic activities has also gotten to commercial sex workers in a hard way.
In Ondo State where government has since begun a crackdown on brothels and ‘joints’ housing commercial sex workers, SaharaReporters discovered that the ladies in this business have since devised new ways of rendering their services to their clients and keep the cash rolling in no matter how little.
Last week, at least 18 commercial s3x workers were arrested in Ondo by the state government as part of moves to enforce the stay-at-home and social distancing rule meant to help curtail the spread of the virus.
Doyin Odebowale, leader of the task force team, disclosed that the arrested sex workers had been placed on isolation pending when results of their samples will emerge.
But unmoved by the possibility of being arrested by the task force team and police for still marketing cheap and sometimes unprotected sex, some of the ladies said that they now took the service to the home of willing clients for an agreed fee rather than wait for such customers to come to the brothels, which has become difficult in recent days due to the crackdown by government officials.
More than a few of the commercial s3x workers have signed up to some social networking platforms like InMessage to track down willing clients close to their areas of residence.