The Imo State chapter of the National Association of Brothel Owners (NABO) has set-up a task force to stop non-registered members from operating in the state.
The owners of brothels also disclosed that it had perfected plans to sanitize the entire prostitution industry, which it claimed was the oldest profession known to the human race.
Addressing journalists in Owerri, the state Chairman of the association, Stanley Nwachukwu, said: “Members who engage in child trafficking in the brothels would be reported to the police.
“The task force would fish out brothels where hard drugs were being sold.
“I will ensure that adequate fines are paid by such brothel owners, whose inmates engage in fisticuffs.
“I urge every brothel owner to strictly adhere to the rules and regulations guiding against coming into brothels with arms and ammunition.”
He added: “Rape would have been happening even in churches, if brothels were not in existence in the state, because there are men whose libido compels them to have sexual intercourse regularly to the point that they cannot pass a night without sleeping with a woman
“NABO has aided in curbing cases of rape and sexual abuse among children, which would have been more rampant without the operation of brothels.”