Some ladies, who were convicted by a mobile court for alleged prostitution, on Thursday painted gory details of how they were harassed, molested and assaulted by some men of the Nigeria Police in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The ladies, who narrated their ordeal to reporters in Abuja, alleged that policemen attached to Utako, Life Camp and Gwarimpa police stations in Abuja, the nation’s capital, raped and physically assaulted them in custody.
They also claimed that they were compelled to plead guilty when they were arraigned before the court on Monday by the police.
They all spoke anonymously for fear of being victimised by the police while facing the wall.
A fair complexioned victim explained that a policeman attached to the Utako Police station identified as ‘Yellow,’ hit her with a baton and horse whip several times, injuring her arm and face during the assault.
Her experience was corroborated by her co-convicts who lamented the alleged emotional abuse and physical torture they suffered while in police cell last week.