Woman charged for forcing her teenage nieces into prostitution

by Akan Ido

Yemisi Olalekan, a middle-aged woman who sells locally brewed gin recently appeared in court for allegedly exploiting her under-aged nieces to enrich herself.

Olalekan, 50, was accused of coercing two of her under-aged nieces into prostitution.

She pleaded not guilty to the charges of seduction, unlawful detention, exploitation and threat to life leveled against her before the magistrate, Olusola Aluko of the Osogbo Magistrate Court.

According to charge sheet made available to the press on Wednesday, Olalekan was accused of being in the habit of tying her nieces to the bed in her room while she collected money from men to have carnal knowledge of them.

Due to the nature of the case, the exact identity of her nieces were protected; the charge sheet reflected their nicknames identifying them as Omogbe, 14, and Idi-ileke, 16.

Police prosecutor, Sergeant Elisha Olusegun, told the court that Olalekan threatened to kill the teenagers if they exposed her.

Magistrate Olusola Aluko Aluko ordered that she be remanded in Ilesa prison custody till October 18, 2012, when the case would be mentioned in court.

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