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Delta assembly seeks prosecution of persons in open sex, drug trade



The Senate, National Assembly Complex

The Delta State House of Assembly has called for the enforcement of relevant laws for the arrest and prosecution of those involved in open-sex trade and the use of illicit drugs in the state.

The House in plenary, presided over by the speaker, Emomotimi Guwor, expressed concern over the rising incidences of unholy and unwholesome acts among the youths in the state, particularly Asaba and environs, even as it stressed the need for urgent government action.

The majority leader, Emeka Nwaobi, who represents Aniocha North, amended a motion that the member representing Oshimili South, Hon. Bridget Anyafulu, had brought to the House floor.

The assembly in the resolution called on Governor Sheriff Oborevwori to, as a matter of necessity, direct the commissioner for women affairs, community, and social development, as well as law enforcement agencies, to rise up to the situation to curb the ugly trend.

The assembly advanced the need for routine campaigns and sensitization programs, including the placement of posters and signage in strategic places to educate and raise awareness on the dangers associated with commercial sex trade and the use of illicit drugs.


The House in the resolution also wants relevant government agencies to carry out regular training, counselling, and rehabilitation as part of measures to address the sad narratives.

The resolution also called for support for the efforts of law enforcement agencies to ensure the arrest and prosecution of illicit drug sellers and commercial sex workers in accordance with the applicable laws in the state.

Leading debates on the merits of the motion, Hon. Bridget Anyafulu, who is the chairman of the assembly committee on housing, women affairs, community, and social development, said there was an urgent need to curb the rising trend of open sex trade and illicit drug use in the state, particularly in the state capital Asaba and environs.

They emphasized that open sex trade and illicit drugs should be condemned in all ramifications, as the unholy acts are affecting the image of the state.

The motion was unanimously adopted by the House following a voice vote called by the speaker, Hon. Emomotimi Guwor.

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