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Commercial Sex Workers Mourn Slain Colleague

Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital on Monday night recorded a mild drama as about fifty commercial sex workers troop into major streets of the town, staging a candle light procession in honour of their colleague, who was allegedly murdered by suspected ritualists.

According to our correspondent, the bereaved sex workers, wore black dresses, and stormed Iwe-Iroyin Press Centre Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta and later took off to Moshood Abiola Stadium before proceeding to some other notable   relaxation and joint centres in the town wailing and mourning.

Their deceased colleague, was allegedly murdered by unknown killers who later dumped her corpse at a refuse dump site at Olomoore junction in Abeokuta along Lagos-Abeokuta road on Sunday morning. The remains were discovered early hour of Sunday, while a portion of her part had been slashed and taken away by the killers, suspected to be, ritualists   The Union further gathered that, the late 23- year- old simply identified as Sitira was said to have been thrown off from a moving Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) along the Abeokuta-Lagos expressway.

During the solidarity rally, the bereaved prostitutes were seen holding lighted candle sticks, raining curses on the killer of their professional colleague. They sang solidarity slogans in Yoruba language among others, “Oro nla leda, oro nla leda, eyin tepa Titi, t’eje odagba, oro nla leda. Omo yin maku, eeeheee Omo yin maku, eyin tepa Titi t’eje odagba, omo yin maku” The song translated in English goes thus “You have done something grievous, you have done something grievous. The killers of Titi (Sitira) have done something grievous.

Their children will die, their children will die, those that killed Titi will lose their children.” Some of them who spoke with   newsmen also claimed that another colleague was killed by the suspected ritualists with the late Sitira, adding that the mutilated remains of the sex worker was discovered in a ditch at Olomoore, Abeokuta. Meanwhile, as at the time of filing this report, the remains of Sitira were still in the morgue, as police continue investigations on the killing.

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