Reckless 5 prostitutes arrested for attacking man in hotel room

February 11, 2015 6:30 am

Inland Town Police Station in Onitsha, Anambra State, is interrogating
five prostitutes for allegedly assaulting and threatening the life of a
man said to be having an affair with one of them, in a hotel room.

Two human right activists are also being detained in the same police station in connection with the matter.
The station’s Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Mr.
Cosmas Eze, told Vanguard
that the human rights activist were being detained for conducting
themselves in an unruly manner and physically assaulting a police
officer.


The DPO said his men investigated the prostitutes, after one of them had an issue with her male friend and then invited four of her colleagues to join her to deal with the man and probably extort money from him.

He said:

 “After the fiasco, the man ran to the police station and reported a
case of assault against his person and threat to his life.“We invited
the prostitutes to the police station and took their statements.
Surprisingly, two men came. One said he was a lawyer, the other one said
he was a member of Civil Liberties Organization, CLO, and that that
they came in respect of the matter.”

He said he told them that the matter had been resolved and that Police was following procedure. But that the men became unruly.

However,
the activist, Justus Ijoma, who spoke from his hospital bed, said the
DPO invited him to the police station when he called him from Awka on
the matter

He said on reaching the station and notifying the DPO that the
ladies were made to pay N15,000 each for bail, the DPO got angry and did
not want to listen to them anymore.

He also alleged that the DPO
ordered them out of his office and that as they made to leave, other
policemen started beating them.

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