by Funso Ajewole
The Oyo State government has started a clamp down on brothels operating in residential areas to curb their influence on young persons. Commissioner for the Environment and Habitat, Lowo Obisesan said that the action was to discourage brothels from operating in residential areas.
“Operating brothels in residential areas shows irresponsibility on the side of the owners who do not care about the impact on children, who are exposed to such acts of indecency.
“Reports from the affected communities have reached us as parents abhor the acts of immodesty shown to their children as the result of the existence of such brothels.
“Brothels should never be located in residential areas. This is illegal and we will not tolerate it.
“We will go round the state and ensure that anybody operating such centres will be brought to book,” Obisesan said.
Obisesan also said that mobile courts would be set up in all the 33 local government areas in the state to look after all the environment cases in the state.