This unique hangout is a while bungalow that hardly gives itself, located conspicuously behind the Upper Iweka Flyover and Sandwiched, between Ekesson and Chisco Motor Parks is a very thriving prostitution racket. It was learnt that even pregnant women, mothers and their daughters are at the nerve centre of the thriving sex trade. The Onitsha-Lagos Park wakes up early as the cock crows for those who want to take the first buses to their various destinations, surprisingly the area never goes to sleep. This is not because trading or business last that long but a different transaction, weird in nature replaces the normal businesses of the day.
Prostitution and crime take over from 6.45 p.m. to 10 p.m. Most shops and kiosks in the axis are converted to emergency brothels when the rightful owners had closed for the day’s business. Sex takes place on wooden benches arranged in double rows. Each tent contains a minimum of three wooden benches and the male clients have sex with the prostitutes in turns. Sometimes, the three benches can be occupied at the same time not minding the other person’s business.
The benches are owned by some men inside the park, who rent them to the prostitutes for a fee daily. Further inquiries revealed that the sex workers have an informal union as any intending member must first be inducted before she is allowed to ply for the illicit trade in the area. It was gathered that a round of sex cost N300, but sometimes it can be reduced.
It was learnt that the proprietors of the sex business have private rooms within the park that serve those who do not want to share the sex tent with others. A private room for short time costs between N700 and N1,000.