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Nigerians Condemn Arrest of Women at Abuja Clubs, and Rightly So



Over the weekend, at least 70 women were arrested in different clubs in Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja, according to lawyer and activist M.M Obono series of tweets. He wrote:

As I type, 70 girls were arrested and brought to Utako Police station last night. This is in addition to the ones who were arrested on Friday night. Their offence; clubbing and in some instance, prostitution. Some have been assaulted with injuries in their vaginas.

One of the ladies arrested has a 2-month old baby. She wasn’t allowed to breastfeed her baby by CRO in charge on duty despite continuous plea amidst tears. It took the intervention of a female police officer who called the DPO to overrule the decision of the inspector at the time.

The joint task force that arrested some of these girls have been allegedly molesting and assaulting them. Some even showed the bruises and bleeding in their vaginas.

This is not the first time this month. According to Premium Times, police officers, two weeks ago, arrested about 30 women at different night clubs.

Police say they were arrested for prostitution, which is against Nigeria’s law but it begs the questions, “how do they know they are prostitutes,” “Is it a crime for a woman to be in a club?” and “what about the ‘client’? What happens to them?”

Obono’s tweets said they officers have been sexually assaulting the women while in detention, and we know

Nigerians have been condemning the raid as well as the assault, and we stand with them!

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    May 1, 2019 at 1:21 am

    They should live the girls alone and give jobs even if some are prostitutes they ain’t happy they are there. They need jobs for real live the girls alone you were all born by a woman. Not every woman you see in a club is a prostitute please


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