At least 20 commercial sex workers were arrested when police raided some known brothels in Ile-Ife.

It was gathered that the exercise became necessary following a tip off that most of the sex workers serve as informants, hideouts and arm keepers for some criminals.

It was also gathered that some suspects that are in police custody confessed that most of the sex workers were used to extract information from unsuspecting customers that seek their patronage.

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A police source said raid in Sabo, Ilare and Moore ha vebeen yielding results, as they have had volunteered information about some wanted criminals in the area.

The source told our correspondent that other black spots within the jurisdiction of the command would be raided with a view to checkmating criminal activities in the area.

Some of the suspects interrogated claimed they were hairdressers while others denied being commercial sex workers but rather visitors to their relations who live in the hotel.

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