A 15-year-old boy, Teslim Moshood, has said he made about N3,000 daily by dressing like a lady to deceive unsuspecting men. He said, “I dress like a lady to attract sympathy from men. I always tell people, especially men, that I am stranded and I need transport fare to travel.
“Initially, I was doing that as a boy and used to realize about N1,000 per day. But when I started dressing like a lady, I raised between N1,500 and N3,000 per day.
“I have been doing this for eight months. There are men that will approach me that they want to date me. I usually collect their telephone numbers but I don’t normally call them.
“There was a time a man came to meet me at my hotel room. It was when he was romancing me that he discovered that I am a boy. He then told me that he was going to sleep with me through my anus but I declined.”
Moshood, who goes about with a ladylike name of Oyinda Alarape, was arrested on Friday in Ibadan, by the men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Oyo State Command, who had earlier suspected his movement.
He told PUNCH METRO in Alesinloye, Ibadan, on Saturday that he devised the method so that his targets, mostly men, could assist him financially.
He claimed he was lodging in a hotel located in Iwo Road, Ibadan, where he paid N1,000 per night.
Moshood confessed that he had at a time put up with some female students of the University of Ibadan on the campus and they did not know his true sex before he left.
At the time of his arrest, his hair was braided and a lady’s handbag recovered from him was full of items such as powder, lady’s sandals, toiletries and condom among others.
The state commandant of the NSCDC, Mr. Bello Paiko, told our correspondent he would invite Moshood’s father and hand his son over to him.
Paiko added that if the father was not favourably disposed to the arrangement, he would hand him over to social workers with the aim of reforming him.
“But the first thing I am going to do is to take him to a barbing salon to cut that hair of his,” the NSCDC boss added.