Anambra Police in trouble as prostitutes starve them of “service” over illegal arrests
The association of sex workers in Anambra state have threatened to go on strike following illegal arrest of their colleagues in major cities of the state.
One of such, a lady who identified herself as Kaamsi, the head of all sex workers in Orumba South LGA of Anambra said:
“These policemen constitute over 50 per cent of our customers, yet they come here at the garden to harass and intimidate us on daily basis.
“About two days ago, no fewer than 10 of our members here were arrested and taken to SARS office. They were maltreated and so dehumanised before they were granted bail and asked to pay through their noses before they regained freedom.
“This happens on daily basis here in Umunze, Onitsha, Awka, Nnewi, Ekwulobia, everywhere. So, we have decided that none of our members would ‘serve’ any policeman here in Umunze and the entire state.”
Asked whether the policemen came to them in their uniforms, Kamsi said;
“We know them; we know almost all our customers. They don’t need to come to us in their uniforms to be identified.
“Brother, let me tell you, we get information here. All big men that come here, we know them up to their family level.”