Over 30 women, mostly female ex-members of the National Youth Service Corps, were arrested yesterday night while celebrating their passing out at a popular joint in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
A team of Special Anti-Robbery operatives stormed the popular Maitama in Ewet Housing, arresting all the women present in a raid aimed at eradicating the area of prostitutes. They were ex-corpers but arrested as prostitutes... sigh
According to Akwa Ibom Trending, quoting The Mail,
The women were accused of engaging in prostitution. The women were chauffeured on police vans enroute the court. Efforts by family members of the former corp s members to bail their daughters met brick walls as the police said they have “orders from above” to charge them to court.
A female corps member told us on condition of anonymity said she was lucky to have been in the rest room at one of the joints when the police stormed the place. She said the arrest of her colleagues who were just celebrating their passing out is an infringement on their fundamental human rights, stating that the action by the police has painted Akwa Ibom in very bad light.
See photos from the raid...