A man who poses as a female prostitute in Benue state has said that he has slept with over 1000 men in the last 5 years.

The 19-year-old man popularly known as Jennifer Kpaakpa, was arrested by the police during a raid at a brothel.

"Jennifer" who hails from Katsina-Ala LGA of the state, claims that his classmates in Secondary School initiated him into to the mermaid world 5 years ago.

"For the past five years, I have operated like a woman. At night, I would stand on the road as a prostitute and men would pick me up at an agreed price. Usually, the female organ would manifest during my operations but at day time, I will remain in my normal masculine state and so far, I have slept with over 1000 men," the suspect said.

Speaking on the case, the state Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama said "upon search, one Jenifer Paakpa dressed as a female was discovered to be a man whose real name is Ushahemba Yaapera. The DPO (woman) who conducted the body search on all suspects because they were females in the process discovered the suspect''.

Makama said the matter is being investigated, before the man is charged to court for an unnatural offence.