A legal practitioner is calling for the legalization of prostitution and its taxation, as against the regular arrest of people who engage in constant sexual activity.
Martin Kpebu, a legal practitioner, has called for the legalization of prostitution and its taxation to regulate the practice against the arrest and manhandling of people engage in that work.
He said fear of police meant sex workers had little time to negotiate services and happen to work in isolated areas.
“It’s better for the government to legalise prostitution and tax the prostitutes than to allow police arrest them,” he stated.
Speaking at a workshop organised by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) on Thursday, May 23, 2019, Martin Kpebu noted that those into prostitution face a lot of economic challenges hence their decision to engage in the sexual activity.
He added that the grants received from Dutch includes taxes taken from prostitutes.
“If government is against the legalisation of prostitution, I don’t see the need to take grants or loans from the Dutch government, after it has collected taxes from prostitutes.”
“What two adult people do in private, why is it another man’s business?” he queried.
“You think in 20 years we would not have legalized same sex marriage; we can’t stand the force. It’s just a question of time,” he said.
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