I Live In A Country Where They Arrest Prostitues And Celebrate Rapists

A lot has happened since my short break, and this has got to be most disgusting of all and I am ashamed of my country.

According to the stories I’ve heard, the Nigerian police allegedly raided clubs and arrested women in Abuja because of the way they were dressed. They opened their big mouths to claim that these women are prostitues🤦🏿‍♂️.

When they were screaming education is key, where did the Nigerian police recruiting agency/committee put their ear? How do they expect illiterates to protect the lives of over 180 million people( there are reports that we are more).

How did they come into the conclusion that they were prostitues? Did they catch them in the act of carrying out sexual transactions? And even if they did, let’s all stop the hypocrisy. Personally, I have nothing against prostitution, because next to farming, it is one of the oldest professions and if it was so terrible and morally wrong, why has it survived this long?

We all have to be introspective about our moral compass, why is this thing wrong? Think about it! Nobody is forced into carrying a sex transaction; you pay, they offer their services. If there’s no demand, there would be no supply, so why will you arrest the seller and not arrest the buyer?

Understand this, the notion of harassing people based on their dressing has to stop. This country ain’t safe anymore, and I have no idea what we are going to do about it. Me I am just weak😪.

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Banji Coker is a Nigerian poet, writer and spoken word artist. He is the author of two poetry compilations, Just seventeen and October feelings.

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