The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Adamu Mohammed, has said men of the Nigeria Police Force involved in the mass raping of women suspected to be prostitutes in the Abuja metropolis will be punished.
Mohammed said this shortly after he appeared before the Senate to brief the lawmakers on the efforts being made by the police to tackle the spate of killings, kidnappings and banditry across Nigeria.
Some policemen had recently raided clubs, pubs and hotels in the Federal Capital Territory, after which some of the over 70 women arrested for allegedly being prostitutes, accused the policemen of raping them.
The women, who were arrested for alleged prostitution at different hotels and night clubs in Abuja on April 27, alleged that the policemen released victims who gave them money. Read more