Some of the ladies that were arrested by the Police in Abuja and convicted of prostitution by a mobile court has disclosed how some of them were raped by the police men who arrested them.
According to report by Sahara reporters, the ladies revealed that some of the police men had sexual intercourse with them without condoms shile some used improvised condom; “Pure water sachet”.
Sixty-five women were arrested in several parts of the city between Wednesday and Friday last week, with Gajere Danjuma Tanimu, spokesman of the Police in Abuja, saying the ladies “were hanging around night clubs”.
Majority of the arrests were made in Aminu Kano Crescent, Gwarimpa, and Katampe extension by members of a Joint Task Force. Speaking in a brief meeting, activist Dorothy Njemanze said the ladies accused some of the police men of sexually molesting them.
The ladies disclosed that most of the rapist were police men attached to policemen attached to Utako, Life Camp and Gwarimpa police stations.
“They picked us from Banex; when they picked us from Banex, they took us to Utako,” one of the girls said. “But the police station was empty; there was no policeman inside, so they told us to pull off. When we pulled off, they started… some of us they used condoms, some of us they didn’t use.”
Another lady said she was raped by policemen when she could not pay the money they demanded in exchange for her release. “I was held down by three policemen while one of them raped me; he didn’t wear a condom. We were three in all that were raped by the same policemen,” she said.
“The three of us were all brought out of the van and raped by the policemen because we had no money to give them. We were raped behind the National War College. The other girls were also raped by two others; one of them used a pure water sachet as condom but the other one did not.”
Meanwhile, both the Police and the Social Development Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory Development Association (FCTDA) have acknowledged the allegations against the policemen.
“The Social Development Secretariat and the FCTA is a responsible administration that looks into the welfare of the residents of the FCT,” said Sunday Shaka, Public Relations Officer of the SDS.
“That somebody is compromising the law does not give advantage to an enforcement agent to begin to abuse them. This accusation is already being investigated. Our team is well trained and they have been warned against such an act.
They are all aware that if any of them is been caught to have abused these persons, such a person will be dismissed and persecuted.” Similarly, Tanimu, the Police spokesman, said the allegations had been brought to the notice of the Commissioner of Police, and they were being investigated.