27 Prostitutes Arrested In Abuja Fined For Prostitution

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27 Prostitutes Arrested During Raid On Abuja Hotel Fined For Prostitution

On Monday the 29th of April 2019, a mobile court in Abuja sentenced 27 women to one month in prison for prostitution.

The convicts, who were arrested last Wednesday and Thursday, were, however, given an option of N3,000 fine each.

Their lawyer, Jennifer Ogbogu, explained that the sex workers pleaded guilty to the charges against them and were summarily convicted and sentenced.

She said, “The ladies were arraigned before the mobile court for prostitution and were each sentenced to three months in jail with an option of N3,000 fine. We have just paid the fine and all of them have been released from custody.”

The acting FCT police spokesman, ASP Gajere Danjuma, confirmed to our correspondent that 65 ladies were arrested by the task force set up by the FCT minister, adding that 38 were released after they were profiled.

An activist, Martin Obono, who claimed to have witnessed when the women were brought to the Utako Police Station, Abuja, on Saturday, alleged that some of them were sexually abused by the security officials.

Obono, in a tweet on his Twitter handle, wrote, “Some have been assaulted with injuries in their private parts. One of the ladies arrested has a two-month-old baby. She was not allowed to breastfeed her baby despite continuous plea amid 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 in their private parts.”

But the spokesman, FCT Social Welfare Secretariat, Sunday Shaka, denied the allegation, insisting that there was no way the women could have been sexually assaulted during their arrest.

He said, “The operation was jointly carried out by the police, operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and other security agents and it was not a secret raid. So, there was no way the women would have been sexually assaulted because after they were arrested, they were taken to the Utako Police Station for profiling after which those who had no case to answer were released, while the others were detained and a charge prepared for their prosecution.”

8 thoughts on “27 Prostitutes Arrested In Abuja Fined For Prostitution

  1. At least those ladies have been sentenced to prison and still paid for their acts.when will those hoodlums in public office get their own dosage.folks that control bullion vans,governors that embezzle,cabals with off shore accounts and even our commander in chief who prefers a( foreign land where things work) for his vacation.THere is some speculations who never handed power before depature.what of numerous criminals flouting court order here and there.

  2. Police will always need prostitutes as part of their intelligence gathering which leads to arrest of some armed robbers. Those released may be their assets.

    In the aspect of assault, that can be true because Nigeria police love free things, by force or begging.

  3. It is easy to judge them but you forget that the men patronising them are also guilty of prostitution. The law only collected their own share of prostitution money. In a sane country, the law should have a human face and justice face. The human face of the law will demand the girls be rehabilitated but since they were arrested and sent back to the streets, what do you think will happen?

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