Following allegations of violation of the rights of some of the women arrested during the raid of the popular night club Caramelo in Abuja by some police men,the Federal Capital Territory Police Command has pledged to deal with any officer found guilty of the alleged harassment and molestation .
In a statement on Friday signed by ASP Danjuma Tanimu, the Command says a high powered team has been constituted to investigate the allegations.
He said the Police has zero tolerance for unprofessional disregard to human rights’, noting that ‘as a responsible corporate citizen, the Command views the allegations seriously’’.
Tanimu said investigations was already on in the allegations of rape, severe beating, extortion and maltreatments of some of the women arrested and confined at the Utako Police Division from April 26 to April 29.
Social media has been agog with videos showing the raid on women inside and around the club with some being carried reluctantly in a degrading way to the vans.
The FCTA Joint Task Team, comprising of the Department of Development Control, Abuja Environmental Protection Board and the Social Development Secretariat, raided the club on April 26.
Some of the women , alleged violations in the van and varying alleged molestation at the Utako Police Station before being granted bail and arraigned at a mobile court on April 29.
Civil Society Organisations had condemned the arrest of the 71 women arrested and called on government to end assault on women.