The government of Ebonyi State over last weekend, shut down a strip night club known as, Brifina Garden located around Waterworks Road in the capital city of Abakiliki.
It was learnt that the authorities of the club allegedly employed strippers and engaged in illegal activities such as pornography, prostitution, sodomy, wanton selling and consumption of illicit drugs, and other prohibited substances.
The Senior Special Adviser on Security to the Governor, Ali Odefa, disclosed that he invited the manager and managers of other clubs involved in such acts to his office after information got to them, and warned them that the government frowned at the happenings in their hotels.
He said: “I also warned the managers to desist from such and stop parading girls who dance naked while some objects are inserted into their vagina just to entertain their viewers.”
According to hm, the Brifina manager went ahead to send her girls on the stage for different illicit displays despite the meeting.
He added: “Brifina Gardens is notorious for criminal hideouts, severally, security agencies have made some arrest of criminals inside Brifina Garden, and it’s a festering nest for criminals and that is what we don’t want, that is the reason why we are sealing off this place.”
The Manager of the club, Chineye Okorie, however, said it was put in place to entertain people. She says she pays each performer N10,000 to dance naked in the club on Wednesdays, while she pays any girl who dances naked on Fridays N15,000, according to Premium Times.
She said: “I was invited by the SSA on Security and he told me to stop my business and I told them to write to the company. This is Nigeria and anybody can go for any employment so long as you are earning money and you don’t steal or prostitute.
“This is someone’s business. Someone is feeding from this and the right thing needs to be done.”
One of the girls arrested in the premises claimed to be the coordinator of the strippers adding that she gets boys from Lagos State each week who are hired to dance naked with the girls.
The lady further confirmed the manager’s claims that each person goes home with N10, 000 on Wednesdays and N15,000 on Fridays which sums the total sum to N25,000 weekly.