Missing Sex Worker Found Dead
A dead body was yesterday morning discovered at the roadside in Upper Mission Extension, around Imuetinyan Junction, on the outskirts of Benin, the Edo State capital.
The body was identified as a young woman named Precious, said to be a commercial sex worker.
One of the residents in the area said they heard noise from where the body laid, around 4am and only heard “Please, please take the bag,” but no one could come out because the area was dark.
There were bruises on her hand and blood was dripping out of the nostrils of the half-naked and lifeless body.
According to a staff of a hotel, which late Precious and other girls used as base : “The truth is that she was a hustler. I came to the office this morning (yesterday) and I was told that she left on Monday and had not returned. When they called her phone, it would ring and then go off.
“I suggested that we go to the Police to incident the matter. I called Aduwawa Police Station and officers asked for her picture.
“I was waiting for her picture, when we heard that a dead body was discovered along Upper Mission Extension. We ran down there and discovered that it was her.
“She used to hustle on Old Road in Aduwawa.”
A friend of Precious, who didn’t want her name mentioned, said she left home on Monday and it had been difficult to reach her ever since.
She also said she does not know Precious’s family and how to reach them.
The friend lamented that the late Precious has an eight months old child.
At press time, Police officers from Aduwawa had evacuated the body.
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