award-winning Nollywood actress Nse Ikpe-Etim while condemning the alleged sexual harassment of women arrested by police in Abuja, has said being a prostitution is not a crime.
The actress made the disclosure over the weekend at an event she hosted with her fans in Lekki, Lagos, tagged: ‘Conversation with Nse’
According to The Nation, while relating on the incident, the actress said that:
“being a prostitute is not a crime. It is a job they chose.”
The Federal Capital Territory Police Command said it will probe the allegations of sexual assault against its men and punish those found erring.
On April 27, policemen attached to the FCTA Joint Task Team arrested 34 female strippers at Caramelo night club in Abuja and labelled them as prostitutes. About 70 other women were arrested in other clubs. Arraigned before a mobile court, the women were granted bail on April 29.
The women alleged some policemen extorted them, beat them and sexually molested them after they arrested and detained at Utako Police Division between April 26 April 29, 2019.
They also accused the policemen of releasing those who bribed them with money.
Another activist in Abuja had also alleged that some of the women who couldn’t bail themselves after their detention, were not only molested by the officers, but were forced to use sachet water bags in place of co**ndoms.