The Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Mr. Kabiru Adjoto, has raised the alarm over the influx of commercial sex workers in the Benin metropolis.

Adjoto, who spoke during a ministerial briefing by the Commissioner for Youths and Special Duties, Mr. Mika Amanokha, in the House on Monday, decried the presence of indecently dressed women around the legislative quarters.

He explained that the commercial sex workers, mostly teenagers, milled around the quarters and hotels in the area from 9pm till dawn.

Amanokha had said that the information available to him indicated that they (sex workers) were business people.

But the Speaker, who did not seem satisfied with the answer, asked, “What kind of business are they transacting? Youths going naked, between the ages of 17 and 18 (and) you say they are in business?”

However, the commissioner stated, “Mr. Speaker, I take very strong note of that. I will drive around the area to see what is going on there.”