A few days ago, over 70 suspected prostitutes were arrested and detained after a raid by policemen who stormed a nightclub in Nigeria’s capital.
The policemen’s action attracted reactions from members of the public, with some condemning the arrest of the women.
But in his reaction on Twitter, on Tuesday, ACP Shogungle, who heads the Complaint Response Unit (CRU) of the police, berated those condemning the police and declared that prostitution is a crime under the law.
See his tweet below:
Those making noise on the clampdown on prostitutes in #Abuja;
•Prostitution is a crime under the law
•P is a sin under the 2 main religions of FCT residents
•Medicine says P is spreading HIV & STD
•P is lifeline of violent criminals
•P don’t pay tax
•🇳🇬 culture frowns at P.
— Abayomi Shogunle (@YomiShogunle) April 30, 2019
His tweet however still did not go down well with most of his followers who tongue-lashed him for what they believe is a reckless and rude comment from a senior police officer.