Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 24 August 2019 | 1,214 times
An Onitsha-based commercial sex worker has blamed her mother for luring her to prostitution at the tender age of 12.
The Imo State-born sex worker who simply gave her name as ‘Omalicha nwa’, said she got into the trade while assisting her mother in her hotel business at the Upper Iweka area of the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra State.
According to the commercial sex worker, her mother was abandoned by her husband to fend for herself and her sisters for failing to give him a male child; hence she went into food business as a means of survival.
She said that her mother usually sleep with some of the customers as a way to augment in times of low patronage using a room in the shop.
Going down memory lane, Omalicha said, "I moved from assisting my mother in her hotel business to attending to men inside the bedroom. Then she was an hotelier at Upper Iweka Park, Onitsha and I was assisting her in washing of plates, sweeping and attending to her customers.
“I knew then that when there was bad market that she would allow some of her customers who had been making love advances to her to have sex with her in our make-shift hotel structure for money to help her recover the loss from bad market.”
Responding to the question of whether she used to be present during her mother’s sex escapades, Omalich said: “Sometimes, she would send me to an errand and some other times; she would ask me to wash all the plates at the back of the hotel while they were having their ‘thing.’
“I love my mother and dislike my father for abandoning my mother to her fate because she did not have a male child for him and that was why my mother started part time prostitution.
“As I became mature, men who came to eat in our hotel started touching my breast and body and I was enjoying it and my mother would, on seeing them touch me and say to them ‘please leave my child alone; she is still a virgin’.
“I later asked her the meaning of a virgin and she told me that it means a girl that has not had sex with men and I immediately told her that I want them to have it with me. She laughed and told me that it would not be now that when I grow up, I would have sex to my satisfaction."
She said that she finally had her wish when her mother took ill and could not come to the hotel for four days.
She added: “I was the one that was doing the cooking and selling. Then two men that I believe may have been having sex with my mother had carnal knowledge of me the first day of her absence and gave me some money which I pocketed. To be frank, I had sex for those four days to my satisfaction and when my mother resumed, those men refocused on her because she was a beautiful woman and my dad married her because of her beauty.
“Gradually, I started taking over the running of the hotel business from my mother and she would sometimes go with any of our customers to his house and come back the next morning. She continued in that way until I finally took complete control of the management of the business and she started staying at home and sometimes went to Owerri to see her relations.”
She further explained that her going into full-fledged prostitution was when their hotel was demolished alongside others by the Anambra state government saying that she had no other option then than to go into full-fledged prostitution to keep body and soul together as a young charming girl who had nobody to depend on for food.
“I then joined commercial sex workers in Onitsha for protection and, as you can see, that is what I am into up till now, may God help me,” she stated.
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