The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command has said it has raised a high power panel to investigate alleged rape of convicted prostitutes by policemen attached to the Utako Police Station, Abuja.
It would be recalled that the Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory had raised a task force to rid the city of prostitutes, leading to the arrest of some ladies at hotels and night clubs on the 27th of April.
The ladies were tried by a mobile court and were summarily sentenced to a month in prison, with an option of fine of N30000.
The ladies has however accused unidentified policemen attached to the Utako police station of raping them.
According to the ladies, some of the policemen used water satchets in place of condoms for protection while others did not use any form of protection.
In response to the allegation, the FCT Police Command said it has set up a high-powered team to probe the allegations of sexual and physical assault levelled against its men at the Utako Police Station, Abuja, by the convicted prostitutes.
Gajere Danjuma, the Command’s spokesman, said in a statement that stiff punishments will be meted out to the errant officers, assuring members of the public of the Police zero tolerance for disregard for human rights.
According to Danjuma, the command views the allegations seriously, adding that it would be investigated.
The statement reads in part: “The Command, as a responsible corporate citizen, views the allegations seriously.
“Consequently, a high-powered team has been constituted to investigate the veracity of the allegation.
“In this regard, invitations have been sent out to relevant individuals that may assist in getting to the root of the matter.”
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