by Temitope Onitiju
A prostitute was stabbed to death in a car park on Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Monday, January 19.
The car park, where she was killed, is used by employees of commercial banks and other organisations on the street.
The 25-year-old sex worker, identified simply as Joy, was discovered in a pool of blood with stab wounds at about 5.30am.
Joy, who reportedly had two kids– a girl and a boy, had gone to the park with her three-year-old boy on Sunday night when she was reportedly stabbed to death.
A resident, Mr. Afeez Ibrahim, said in spite of being a sex worker, most people on the street liked and had assisted Joy in the past, in order to quit the job.
He said: “Joy is a well known woman on this street. We all liked her except for the work she did. She called herself a street hustler who needed to take care of her children. She is Urhobo. On Sunday evening, she was still seen around the car park.”
“We were shocked when we woke on Monday morning to find her corpse with knife injuries. Her attackers stabbed her twice on the back. She was found in a pool of blood.”
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police spokesperson, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed the incident, saying that the police were investigating to apprehend the killers.
He said: “A policeman from Victoria Island, who saw the corpse, went back to the division to report and the body was taken away. There were stab wounds on the head and in the back. The body is now at a morgue and an autopsy will also be conducted. Investigation is ongoing on the matter.”