Some of the women arrested at the different nightclubs in Abuja for alleged prostitution have narrated to PREMIUM TIMES how police officers raped and assaulted them.
The ladies said they were also teargassed by the officers while in detention.
The women were taken before a mobile court in Abuja, where they were convicted and sentenced to one-month imprisonment with an option N3,000 fine.
“We were arrested on Friday and detained for several days,” one of the women said.
“Some people were bailed the next day, while the rest of us were left behind.
“The officers picked us and slept with us one after the other because we did not have money to give them.
“They picked us from Banex and took us to Utako police station. When we got there, the police station was empty.
“We were told to pull off and then when we obeyed, they raped us,” one of those arrested said.
Another woman said, “They beat us well, abused us sexually and also collected money from us before they released us.
“They beat us up after they arrested us at Gwarimpa. And when we questioned them about what we have done, the officers used pepper spray on us.