Osinbajo condemns police raid on women in Abuja

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has condemned the arrest and alleged harassment of women from a strip club in Abuja by the police.

“Regarding some of our women who were reportedly harrassed & wrongly arrested in Abuja recently, a thorough investigation of what happened is ongoing. This administration will not tolerate any violation of the individual freedoms of our people & all infringements shall be punished,” Media aide to the Vice President, Laolu Akande said on Sunday via a tweet.

Today’s Echo had reported that the Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Olusegun Runsewe, commended Mr Mohammed Bello, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, for the timely raid on strippers clubs in Abuja.

In a statement issued by the council, Runsewe said raiding strippers clubs in Abuja is a step in the right direction.

However, the matter escalated after Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International and several Nigerians took to the social media to slam the police for the arrest and detention of women at a strip club in Abuja last week. There were also allegations that the detained ladies are being subjected to inhuman treatment, including rape by police officers.


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